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5 Reasons Why You Need to Install a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Now In Your Seattle House

By Mike on April 6, 2019

The crawl space beneath your home contains a dirt floor which is generally damp. This moisture in the dirt floor will evaporate and then seep into the air beneath your home. Unfortunately,  the added moisture increases the risk of mildew, mold, insects, rust, and rot in your home. Crawl space vapor barriers are a valuable

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Reduce Pollution in Your Home: Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

By Mike on February 17, 2017

Establishing and maintaining a healthy living environment means keeping a clean house in both the places you can see and those you can’t. Spaces like your attic and crawl space have a huge impact on your indoor air quality. Keeping these areas clean is key to preventing respiratory issues and other health problems caused by

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Answers To The Top 3 Questions About Crawl Space Humidity

By Mike on September 23, 2016

Crawl spaces are tricky to monitor and maintain, and homeowners need to know where to start. We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers of moisture in your crawl space, but what should your next step be? The main concerns homeowners have are about mold growth, condensation and the dangerous levels of crawl

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5 Reasons Your Home Needs a Vapor Barrier

By Mike on April 19, 2016

An ordinary crawl space might house any number of systems, and they need just as much protection as you do. What goes on inside your crawl space? It’s not just a vacant, or mostly vacant, area underneath the house. Some houses have HVAC ductwork down there, and some have wiring and plumbing. Some have none

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Winter Rains and Vapor Barriers: Why Crawl Space Conditions are Critical in Winter

By Mike on October 30, 2015

Washington is a very wet state. While we don’t rank high in how much rain we get, the rain that falls lasts a long time in the form of groundwater and moisture in our air. Winter is especially a season packed with cloudy skies and wet weather. The effects of this wet winter weather can

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When to Install Vapor Barriers in the Crawl Space

By Mike on September 3, 2015

Finding water and moisture in your crawl space is very bad news, for both your home and family. Without a proper vapor barrier, crawl space humidity levels can rise to dangerous levels and cause damage to the structural integrity of your home. It’s vital to install a vapor barrier in your crawl space in order

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Protect Your Home With Vapor Barriers

By Mike on October 23, 2014

The crawl space is one of the most neglected areas of the home. Because what is out of sight is out of mind, most people fail to remember to perform regular inspections of their insulation and vapor barrier. We all know that the Pacific Northwest is a rainy, damp region. But this doesn’t mean that our

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Vapor Barriers: What’s All the Fuss About?

By Mike on April 18, 2014

Even when the outside of your home is cold and dank, you want the inside to be warm and dry. While, on it’s own, insulation can do a fine job of keeping warm air in, a vapor barrier is often needed to keep moisture out. An insulation job that is not fortified by a vapor

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