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What Are Crawl Space Vapor Barriers?

What Are Crawl Space Vapor Barriers?

What Are Crawl Space Vapor Barriers?

We talk a lot about moisture control here at Bug House, and that’s because it’s crucial information for homeowners to protect their most significant asset and their family’s health. When it comes to moisture, the last place you need it is your home’s crawl space or unfinished basement. Any buildup of water in this area can wreak havoc on your foundation and also attract additional issues–pests included. 

A vapor barrier prevents moisture from your home’s foundation from penetrating your crawl space or unfinished basement. Flooring and insulation alone do not protect your home from the damaging effects of this crawl space moisture. Vapor barriers protect your insulation and drywall from water damage. In an unfinished basement, vapor barriers and encapsulation control humidity and temperature. These barriers are made of inorganic material, typically polyurethane, making them mold and mildew-resistant.

The air underneath your home is the same as you breathe inside, so you need to trust it–your family’s health relies on its safety. A closed crawl system will look different for each home but can reduce air pollutants and free your home from mold and mildew. Plus, an excellent secure crawl system can even reduce your heating and cooling bills!

Do I Need A Vapor Barrier in My Crawl Space?

Yes, you definitely need to implement a moisture control system in your home’s basement or crawl space. Preventing leaks and moisture problems is essential for any home, specifically in basements and crawl spaces. Not only does basement flooding cost homeowners thousands of dollars in water damage repairs each year, but the damp environment in basements with moisture problems can also lead to mold growth, pest infestations, high utility bills, and structural damage. Problems that begin in your basement or crawl space can easily and quickly permeate throughout the rest of your home.

Bug House Has Your Back

An encapsulated crawl space is vital to protecting your home and your family. When you start searching for a reliable team to install your vapor barrier or crawl space encapsulation, call the experts at Bug House. We offer the most durable closed crawl space encapsulation system available on the market. Specifically tailored to your home’s needs, our services do not stop after installation. Our Bug Guys will inspect your crawl space yearly to ensure everything is working in top condition. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve Bug House customers throughout Georgia in Augusta, Carrollton, Columbus, Dublin, Eastman, Forsyth, Lake Oconee, Macon, Madison, McDonough, Milledgeville, Monroe, Sandersville, Savannah, St. Simons, Warner Robins, and Watkinsville.