Almost every home on the market will come with a crawl space that is integral to the integrity of your home. Flooding in your crawl space or basement can adversely affect your home and your family’s health. In addition to damaging your home, flooding in your crawl space can damage the wood that supports the base of it. 

A crawl space can become moist for a number of reasons. With that in mind, excess moisture can influence mold growth, rotting wood, and poor indoor air quality. Crawlspace Doctor professionals recommend installing a reliable and efficient dehumidifier as well as encapsulating the crawl space. Still, there are various other types of water intrusions that can affect your family and your home. 

Discover how to protect your home from flooding with advice from the Crawlspace Doctor.

Here’s how to protect your home with a professional crawl space vapor barrier installation: 

  1. What do Vapor Barriers do?
  2. Properly Protect Your Home
  3. Proper Crawl Space Drainage
  4. Save Money in the Long Run 
  5. Contact the Crawlspace Doctor 

What do Vapor Barriers do?

Vapor barriers for crawl spaces are durable membranes that prevent water vapor from infiltrating into the area.   Adding a vapor barrier to a waterproofing system provides the ultimate moisture protection for crawl spaces, preventing both liquid water and water vapor from entering.

Typically, these barriers consist of thick plastic materials that cover the soil to prevent groundwater from entering the space. Despite your water protection plan, moisture may still accumulate in the crawl space due to water runoff or leaking pipes, which is another reason to include a waterproofing vapor barrier system into your crawl space.

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Properly Protect Your Home

Prevent flooding in your home by creating a controlled environment in your crawl space. An efficient way of removing excess water is to use a vapor barrier. The presence of water and moisture in the lower levels of your home should be reduced to prevent flooding and health issues caused by mold growth. 

The presence of any mold in your home could compromise the foundation and lower the air quality in your home. By installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space, you can avoid having to deal with flooding in the future. With a professional vapor barrier installation, you can properly protect your home the first time and not worry about the condition of your home’s foundation, or costly, disastrous issues.

Proper Crawl Space Drainage

As every crawl space in a residential property is susceptible to water intrusion, a professional vapor barrier installation can properly protect your home from water damage. By implementing some form of drainage system, such as a vapor barrier or sump pump, you can maintain a dry crawl space and a happy, healthy home. 

Save Money in the Long Run 

When it comes to your crawl space and the health of your home, a dry, maintained crawl space can save you money in the long run. With the help of a crawl space professional, your vapor barrier installation will not only help protect your home from water damage, but can also save you money as you won’t have to pay for costly repairs. Similarly, you can avoid a pest infested crawl space with the right moisture controlling techniques. Save yourself the hassle and the money by employing a professional for your vapor barrier installation.

Contact the Crawlspace Doctor 

Your crawl space is essentially the foundation of your entire home. If this environment is contaminated with mold and excess moisture, you’re going to begin to see those aspects negatively affect the health of your entire home. 

As a large portion of the air you breathe in your home comes directly from your crawl space, if the air in the lower portion of your home is unhealthy, it will negatively impact the air in the living space as well.

A moisture and temperature controlled crawl space environment will reduce these negative effects on both the air quality and support structures of your home. Mitigating and removing water intrusion can help to benefit the health of your home and your family.

Crawlspace Doctor serves a variety of areas in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Indiana. We know what needs to be done to make sure your crawl space is an asset and not a liability.

Contact Crawlspace Doctor today!