Crawl Space Vapor Barrier | Cincinnati, OH | Dry Effect

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

Undoubtedly outside water is a danger to the integrity of any building. Furthermore most people first think about roofs, windows and basements when worrying about water damage. But many forget about the crawl space as an easy entry for moisture into their homes.

In addition moisture can accumulate in crawl spaces thanks to cool pipes, walls and flooring. Especially in the humid summer months of the year potentially causing damage and weakening structures. As well the crawl space moisture is also a culprit in mold and mildew accumulation. Unfortunately common health issues caused by poor crawl space air include headaches, fevers, and respiratory problems.

It should be noted according to the EPA, a vapor barrier will keep your home drier and is especially recommended for older homes to control dampness. Not to mention in Cincinnati, where humidity is a big issue, your crawl space likely has moisture and damp issues. And a vapor barrier will help keep the moisture down because it will prevent moisture from escaping from the soil. In addition to a damp free home, a vapor barrier will also reduce your utility bills because your air conditioner will operate more efficiently. As mentioned earlier, mold can cause health problems; moisture control is imperative in both your home and crawl space.

Firstly it must be installed correctly and spread uniformly across the soil. Secondly the the walls of your crawl space, the vapor barrier creates a barrier between moisture and your home.

Overall the best solution for this is a professionally installed vapor barrier and dehumidification by a trained technician from Dry Effect.

All in all Dry Effect is your premier building moisture specialist and will solve any crawl space moisture problems you have.  So call today to schedule a free inspection and estimate with a trained and certified technician.

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Frequently Asked Questions

What Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Services Do You Offer?

1. Full crawl space inspection and report 2. Exterior drainage creation to flow water away from foundation 3. Plastic vapor barrier installation and fastening covering all crawl space dirt 4. Water remediation from crawl space as needed 5. Installation of moisture-proof installation on all  foundation walls 6. Rim joist insulation stopping air leaks 7. Foundation wall capping to block moisture and bugs

Why Does My Crawl Space Get Wet?

Your crawl space could be wet for several reasons: 1. Cracks in the foundation or walls allow water and moisture to enter your crawl space. 2. Improper ventilation can allow moisture in. 3. Poor drainage systems also allow moisture and water in. 4. Poor maintenance and not sealing the dirt floor is another common reason your crawl space is wet or damp.

Can The Air In My Crawl Space Enter My Home?

Yes! A large percentage of your home’s air, 40% or more, comes from your crawl space. Air in your crawl space seeps up into your home through the floors, and around heating and air ducts. The air quality of your crawl space can have a negative impact on your home if there is excess moisture and mold. Common health issues caused by poor crawl space air include headaches, fevers, and respiratory problems.

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