Mt. Juliet, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers Keep Out Moisture
Just because you can’t see the moisture in your crawl space doesn’t mean that the poor air quality of the air in the crawl space isn’t hurting you and your family.
Extra moisture leads to the growth of mold, mildew, insects, and other pests. The excess moisture can also lead to damage to your home’s wooden framing and fiberglass insulation.
The mold spores and dust mite droppings cause poor air quality and allergens that can affect people’s health. As much as forty percent of the air we breathe on the first floor of our home can come from the crawl space or basement. The air from the crawl space and basement enter our home due to the stack effect.
Signs of excessive moisture in your crawl space or basement:
- Standing water or mud on dirt floor after a heavy rain
- Efflorescence on crawlspace walls
- Signs of rot and rust in crawl space
- High radon levels
- Unpleasant musty odors
- Respiratory discomfort, headaches, and illnesses, such as allergies and asthma
- Insect and other pest infestations
- Mold and mildew on walls and floors of first-floor closets
- Peeling paint on home exterior
A crawl space vapor barrier can prevent 100s of gallons of water a year from entering your home and causing extensive damage.
How vapor barriers can help your crawl space
A CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system blocks moisture from entering your crawl space. The vapor barrier keeps your crawl space dry and reduces heat loss.
A vapor barrier drastically slows or even prevents the evaporation of groundwater into your crawl space. If used in conjunction with a complete waterproofing system, water and moisture can be expelled from your crawl space before the damage can begin. A vapor barrier installed by Ameri Care Services trained waterproofing specialists means no more rot, mold, mildew, insects or other moisture issues.
The vapor barrier will resist the passage of air, this can turn your crawl space into a conditioned space that is close to the temperature of the living spaces in your home. This will cause your floors to feel warmer and cause your energy bills to decrease.
The vapor barrier will also slow the movement of some harmful gases like radon from the soil into your crawl space. The CleanSpace vapor barrier can reduce radon levels in your home. Contact us today to learn more about vapor barriers or to schedule your free evaluation.
526 South Walnut Street, Murfreesboro, TN – 37219
Tel: 615 893-7111