Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Solutions
Mitigate Moisture and Protect Against Gasses with Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
Your crawl space is an ideal environment for mold: it’s dark, cool and damp. If you do not take steps to protect this vulnerable area, mold and eventually rot could take over. In contrast to only encapsulating your crawl space, vapor barriers act as walls to keep moisture from penetrating into the area.
What is a Vapor Barrier?
A vapor barrier is a 90-millimeter liner that is used to seal off and protect your crawl space from the potential of mold to grow and reproduce. As we’ve mentioned, mold is a volatile spore that can cause your family to fall ill, the structural integrity of your house to be compromised, and produces an unpleasant mildew odor. Vapor barriers also function to keep moisture out of your crawl space and to remove any moisture that may enter the area and block all ground gases that could potentially be harmful to you and your family, such as methane.
Your Vapor Barrier Installation Matters
Simply laying a vapor barrier down is not going to make a difference. If a vapor barrier is installed incorrectly or incompletely, moisture will continue to collect in your crawlspace. In fact, if your vapor barrier does not function properly, it could make a moisture issue worse as it will serve to insulate and accelerate mold growth and lead to rot.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about any of that. We are skilled at installing vapor barriers in any kind of crawl space, including the one that is underneath your home. Our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customers’ expectations the first time and are committed to excellence.
For more questions, or if you are ready to schedule your free estimate, contact Michigan Basements today.