Moisture and humidity are common problems in many homes. One of the best ways to keep moisture out of your home is with a vapor barrier. A well-installed vapor barrier can drastically diminish moisture build-up in your crawl space area, reduce condensation, leaks, and moisture in the air, as well as off-gassing from the ground beneath your home.
Crawl space vapor barriers help in a number of ways. A clean, moisture-proof crawl space will have a positive impact on the preservation and value of your home, the quality of the air you breathe, and the amount of energy you use for heating and cooling.
Clean Crawls provides removal and replacement of vapor barriers in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Since the floor of most crawl spaces is dirt or soil, it is susceptible to all kinds of moisture, from normal ground water to over-saturation due to insufficient drainage. Without a barrier, this moisture will eventually find its way into the floor of your home, causing problems such as wood rot and warping of the subfloor. Mold can travel inside your living space from the crawl space and cause respiratory illness in children. With a vapor barrier installed, these problems can be significantly reduced and in some cases completely avoided.
Moisture beneath the home will attract insects, rats, and mice as a source of hydration. By removing moisture from the area, animals will no longer be able to thrive in your crawl space. Thankfully, our thorough cleaning, rodent exclusion, and vapor barrier installation will strongly deter any animals from being able to make your crawl space their home.
Approximately 40% of your home air is pulled up from the crawl space. If there is no vapor barrier to prevent excess moisture in the crawl space area, mold and mildew will begin to grow. By installing a vapor barrier, the moisture in the air is reduced, as well as condensation. In addition, a properly installed vapor barrier can reduce harmful gases like radon and methane from seeping up through the soil and entering your air supply.