Excess moisture supports the growth of harmful bacteria, mold spores, mildew, dust mites, and other types of pests. Allergens from these spores can lead to poor health and breathing problems and cause rotting to the interior structure of your house. It also can cause structural damage to your home's wooden frame and certain types of insulation. These problems in your crawl space can have both immediate and long term damage to your home. Built up moisture can also cause deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring, insulation, and electrical- mechanical systems.
A vapor barrier can protect your home from moisture by providing a non-permeable wall to diffuse moisture that can creep into your living space and cause higher humidity levels, condensation, and other problems. It will prevent or at least slow the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space air, and if it is coupled with a waterproofing system it will expel the moisture and water from the crawl space area altogether. A vapor barrier can also block most of the movement of harmful gases, such as radon, from the soil. For crawl space repair, contact the experts at Jerry's Waterproofing.
There are a lot of different reasons that you may want to consider adding a vapor barrier to your home. It will keep moisture out and prevent some of the following problems in your crawl space and basement:
These problems will be the least of your concerns once you invest in a vapor barrier from Jerry's Waterproofing. The vapor barrier is kind of plastic or foil sheeting that is put on the interior walls and surface of the crawl space using a process called crawl space encapsulation. This barrier helps to seal moisture out of the crawl space, keeping the area dry and healthy for you and your family.
Keep your home dry and your family safe and healthy by calling Jerry's Waterproofing to install a vapor barrier within your crawl space. In order to prevent these issues from not having a vapor barrier it is important to have a professional come in and take care of this task to ensure your family's safety.
Call Jerry's Waterproofing today to create a healthier home environment for you and your family.