What is a Vapor Barrier and How to Know if You Need One

What is  a Vapor Barrier?

In foundation repairs, we use plastic or foil vapor barriers and install them on the interior surfaces of a crawl space. This process is called crawl space encapsulation. This barrier adds an additional layer of protection, and helps to seal out any moisture in a crawl space.

How to Know if You Need a Vapor Barrier

If your home has a crawlspace and you have issues with high humidity, damp floors, mold, or musty odors, you may want  to consider having your crawlspace encapsulated.

Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Aside from peace of mind, there are many other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation. By installing a vapor barrier, you can significantly reduce the chance of mold and mildew growth. Less humidity throughout the home will allow your heating and cooling systems to run more efficiently. Additionally, you can also prevent pest infestations.

What To Do Next

Our goal is to create a healthier home environment for you and your family. So feel free to give us a call or contact us to schedule an inspection. During the inspection, we will diagnose your foundation problems, and work with you to develop a repair solution that works for your home and your budget.