Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Encapsulation

Crawl spaces are located underneath your home, so the chance of getting a water runoff is quite common. Unfortunately, a common design choice for crawl space floors in New Jersey happens to be dirt, so if left alone for too long, they can become a bad breeding ground for mold.

If your crawl space starts to rot, mold grows, or has structural issues, these problems are likely going to extend to the rest of your house. Unless your crawl space has protective systems in place, it is likely to have some type of water damage. If left unchecked, a moist crawl space can become a breeding ground for pests, mold, and mildew.

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Installing a vapor barrier provides the crawl space with a moisture protection layer to protect the structure from the negative effects of moisture such as mold, floor failure, increased electricity costs, odors, insects, and dust mites. Moisture effects can also cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and or other allergies.

What is a crawl space vapor barrier?

A vapor barrier is a kind of material that’s used to resist moisture from entering through the wall, ceiling and the floor. Essentially, a vapor barrier’s job is to create a layer of protection between your home and the dirty crawl space beneath it. It’s also useful as an energy-saving method so you can lower your heating bills while ensuring that your home feels more comfortable.

This durable crawl space liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot.

This durable 20-mil poly-reinforced crawl space liner also converts your crawl space into a usable storage area.

Advantages of Crawl Space Encapsulation

One of the most cost-effective ways to improve your New Jersey home and avoid future crawl space repairs is to install a vapor barrier in the crawl space. A dry crawl area will not only keep mold and decay at bay, but it will also keep termites, cockroaches, ants, crickets, and other pests away. The plastic vapor barrier deters mice and rats, and flooding waters too.

Odors and allergenic mold spores that would otherwise rise up through the floor and into your home are kept at bay by closing a crawl space. You can keep the summer heat out of your house and the winter cold from off setting the work of your furnace, water heater, and other utilities by sealing your crawl space.

The crawl space vapor barrier also functions as a passive radon mitigation solution. It works with equipment like crawl space sump pumps and the dehumidifier.

Other advantages of installing a vapor barrier crawl space encapsulation in New Jersey include:

  • Fast, clean installation
  • Eliminate mold and mildew from the air in your home
  • Patented and warrantied products
  • Utility bill savings
  • Added storage space
  • Added benefits when using with crawl space dehumidification system

Do I Need a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier and Encapsulation?

Many NJ homeowners don’t bother to worry about their crawl spaces a second because they’re rarely visited and aren’t considered useable space. Unfortunately, if unprotected, this area of your home might be vulnerable to water damage. You may require remedies if your crawl space has groundwater, damaged floor joists, mold growth, or vermin. Patriot Property Restoration, LLC has been rehabilitating and protecting crawl spaces from moisture, bugs, and mold for many years.

Termites and other insects can eat away at the wooden floor joists in your crawl space, and they may make their home in the damp insulation underneath. This can result in structural damage as well as toxins in the air from droppings and mildew. As a result, the air quality in your home may deteriorate, and you and your family could develop respiratory problems. It’s critical to restore this area. To prevent this, hire an exterminator and install a vapor barrier in your crawl space.

Protect your family’s health and home by investing in crawl space repair and encapsulation solutions including vapor barriers, vent covers, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and other crawl space solutions.

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