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Richmond Crawl Space Vapor & Moisture Barrier


Does My Crawl Space Need a Vapor and Moisture Barrier?

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the crawl space underneath your home, or whether you need to hire a company to install a vapor and moisture barrier in it. But you’re here reading this, right? So, this must mean that it is of some concern to you. The truth is, if you don’t have a company that specializes in the installation of crawl space vapor and moisture barriers – such as Eco Pest Control – then you may end up needing costly repairs down the road. Vapor and moisture barriers in your crawl space are preventive measures beneath our floors, and their installation are best left to professional companies.

What is a Vapor and Moisture Barrier?

Some people call them vapor barriers and others call them moisture barriers, but they are one and the same and they are needed for the same reasons. So, how do vapor and moisture barriers work? Do you need one? The easy answer is to call our company and schedule a free crawl space inspection to determine if a vapor and moisture barrier is right for you.

Homes that are built over a crawlspace often suffer from moisture-related issues because of the crawlspace’s surroundings. Naturally, when moisture mixes with wood, it creates a recipe for mold and other problems, such as termite infestation, which often lead to the deterioration of a home. Because indoor airflow naturally rises, using a vapor and moisture barrier and dehumidifier together in the crawl space – installed by a professional company – can dramatically decrease the amount of moisture and soil gas present.

12 Benefits of Crawl Space Vapor and Moisture Barriers

Crawl space vapor and moisture barriers can greatly reduce the risk for:

  1. Mold
  2. Mildew
  3. Wood rot
  4. Floor failure
  5. Decreased insulation R-values
  6. Increased heating & cooling bills
  7. Odors
  8. Insects
  9. Dust mites
  10. Aggravated allergies
  11. Poor storage environment
  12. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ)

How Does Moisture Get in My Crawl Space?

Without a barrier installed by a professional company, moisture – as well as water vapor – can permeate the crawl space through the earth around your home from any number of plumbing issues or through moisture entering the crawl space vents. The result is a transformation from a crawl space to an actual breeding ground for mice, rats, snakes, and other creatures that can thrive in this damp, dark habitat. In addition, as warm air rises through your home and leaves through the upper levels, crawl space air is pulled up into your home with it. As the warm air rises, there is nothing to stop the humidity, mold spores, dust mite waste, and odors coming up with it – unless you hire Eco Pest Control, the leading crawl space vapor and moisture barrier company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.

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