Crawl Space Vapor Barriers Alabama
A home is may be the largest and most important asset in our everyday lives. Moisture damage is a serious threat to a home and those residing in it. Homes that are built with crawl space foundations are often victims to poor moisture management. Healthy crawl spaces are a key to having a healthy home. Helpful and common identifiers of crawl space moisture problems include mold in crawl spaces, condensation on insulation and water pipes, condensation in air conditioning systems, rotting in wood framing, buckling in hardwood floors, high humidity in certain areas of the home, and musty odors in the home. These problems are most often noticed in the spring and summer seasons when it is most humid, but they can happen at any time of the year.
Although heating and air conditioning contractors are often the primary people to contact with these issues, it doesn’t mean that the issues stem from a failure of the air conditioning system. It’s typically a simple issue of poor moisture control in crawl spaces, which can be fixed by waterproofing contractors. Grout Tech of Birmingham, Alabama is a proud provider for crawl space repair and waterproofing. With Grout Tech’s crawl space vapor barriers, moisture can be stopped from entering the space through flooding, high humidity, and moisture from the ground. They can also protect any exposed wood from mold. They are highly recommended to use to fight high humidity and poor indoor air quality in any home. Vapor barriers are 10 to 20 milimeters thick and are puncture resistant. They are made from a flexible and strong material that, when installed by a professional contractor, will envelop the crawl space so that moisture is not able to damage wood framing and create mold and mildew.
When using crawl space vapor barriers, there are a few important steps to take to maintain moisture-free spaces. First, it’s important to use airtight covers for doors and other vents to protect your home from moisture in outside air. Second, any sources of flooding need to be removed by installing drains. Third, damage to structures in foundation caused by moisture needs to be repaired. Fourth, install the crawl space vapor barriers to envelop the space and protect from moisture. Lastly, installing a self-draining, energy efficient dehumidifier is important to continue keeping the space dry. After these steps have been completed, it’s important to maintain the repairs and protection by making sure the foundation is sealed and draining systems are functioning properly. Grout Tech’s vapor barriers can also be used on basement and other foundation walls to protect them from moisture damage. If not repaired, the problem can extend to every part of the house.
We use only the best products for crawl space waterproofing that are made in the industry. The products are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of basement waterproofing products and foundation repair products. Contact the experts at Grout Tech for your crawl space vapor barrier Alabama needs. We are here to answer any questions you have and give you an estimate for the work.