Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Most people don’t give much thought to having a vapor barrier installed in their crawl space. The crawl space is an easily-ignored part of the home probably because you rarely spend any significant time in that part of your home. But should you still care if your crawl space is all smelly and damp? Turns out you should and having a layer of barrier installed in your crawl space is one of those little ways to take care of your building and yourself.
Why Installing a Vapor Barrier Is Important
There are two main reasons why you should consider having a vapor barrier installed in your crawl space. First, you should know that the air in your crawl space eventually finds its way into your home. Even without cracks and crevices in the wall or flooring, your house is built with materials that are largely porous such as wood, concrete, and so on. Your HVAC system will also pull air from your crawl space which means the air quality of your home depends on the air quality in your crawl space. Installing a vapor barrier also helps to lock moisture out of your crawlspace. Damp air due to moisture build-up in your crawl space is the perfect breeding ground for mold and other microorganisms that can adversely affect your building by damaging flooring structures and furniture or even pose a threat to inhabitants of your home. Vapor barriers can help prevent moisture damage caused by an excessive amount of moisture in your crawl space.
Quality Vapor Barrier Installation Using The Best Vapor Barrier Materials
When it comes to vapor barrier installation, not just any material will be good enough. A flimsy vapor barrier is just as terrible as not installing protection for your crawl space at all. You will only waste money and the barrier will do little or nothing to protect your crawlspace from moisture, vapor, and unwanted gasses. At Overland Park Radon, we use both light and heavy-duty polythene made of 12 mil-fiber to 20 mil-fiber as a barrier for your crawl space. We use only the best material for all our vapor barrier installation services. We also use 6-mil vapor barriers to keep moisture from getting into your crawlspace. Whether it is a complete encapsulation or simple vapor barrier installation, you can always trust us for a quality installation using the best quality materials available.
How Do I Install a Vapor Barrier?
With some basic knowledge, any DIY enthusiast may be able to install a functional vapor barrier for their crawl space provided you are not claustrophobic. However, for the best results, it is recommended that you call in professional vapor barrier installers for a quality job. Not only will a professional have a more accurate knowledge of the appropriate amount of liner to use for your crawlspace based on the square footage, but they will also be able to help you choose the right material and thickness and carry out an efficient installation that will last for a long time. If you have decided to have a vapor barrier installed in your crawl space, we recommend calling in for our professional services.