Vapor Barrier Installation

What does a vapor barrier do?

A properly installed vapor barrier helps to prevent the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawlspace air.  Excess moisture supports the growth of mold, dust mites, insects and other pests.  It can also cause damage to your home’s wood framing and insulation.

How do you know if you may need one?

  • Your crawlspace is excessively wet after a heavy rain
  • Unpleasant musty odors
  • High humidity caused by ground water in your crawslpace
  • Efflorescence on the crawlspace walls
  • Mold and mildew in the crawlspace caused by excessive moisture

vapor barrier diagramIn order to be effective, it must be durable.  We will install a 12 mil vapor barrier.  It is fitted to the space, overlapped, glued and taped on the seams and then securely affixed to the crawlspace wall.

No more rot, rust, mold, odors, insects or other moisture related problems.