Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
Crawl space vapor barriers from MHM Foundation Services keep moisture out of this valuable area under your Pierre, Aberdeen, or Sioux Falls area home. A lot of homeowners think that their crawl space doesn't really hold any kind of significance when it comes to the health of the rest of their home. However, if you have a leaky crawl space, this excessive moisture and humidity can lead to poor indoor air quality for the rest of your home. Research shows that nearly 40% of the air you breathe comes from the crawl space. This abundant amount of moisture can also foster the growth of dangerous mold and bacteria which can cause a number of health problems for you and your loved ones, including: breathing problems, asthma attacks, skin irritation, sinus infections, allergic reactions, fatigue, headaches, and many other problems you shouldn't have to deal with. Crawl space encapsulation using a vapor barrier can help prevent these problems. Check our service area to see if we offer work in your area.
A wet crawl space also attracts unwanted bugs and pests. They love the dark, damp environment and will feed off the wooden support beams underneath your home. This means that the structural integrity of your home will be severely jeopardized from bugs, especially termites, chewing away at the wood. So, even if you don't give much thought to your crawl space on a regular basis, you still need to take care of it so you can protect the health of your family and your home. Your home is likely the biggest investment you'll ever make, so it's important to make sure you're doing everything you can to take care of every square inch of it.
MHM Foundation Solutions has been installing crawl space vapor barriers from SafeBasements™ for many years now. We guarantee that these specially-designed vapor barriers will be able to keep unwanted moisture out and away from your crawl space. The vapor barrier is installed on the floor and wall of your crawl space to effectively seal off any entrances where moisture could get inside. This means you will also cut off all entry points for unwanted critters, as well.
There are many good reasons why you should have a crawl space vapor barrier installed. A properly installed vapor barrier will be able to prevent the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space environment. Therefore, a crawl space vapor barrier along with a waterproofing system will be able to stop moisture and excessive humidity from ruining this area under your home. A semi-conditioned environment will resist the passage of air and keep all mold, odors, insects, rot, and other problems away from your crawl space! A vapor barrier can also slow or stop the passage of dangerous Radon gas from getting up and into your home.
A crawl space vapor barrier will also help you to save money each month on your utility bills. When you have a sealed off crawl space, cold and hot air from the outside won't be able to get into the rest of your home. With a sealed crawl space, conditioned warm and cool air will stay inside and cold and hot air from outside will be kept out, meaning your air conditioner and heater won't need to work as hard.
Crawl Space Moisture
Below are a few of the signs which indicate you have a problem with excessive crawl space moisture:
- Standing water in the crawl space
- Rot and rust appear in the crawl space
- Peeling paint on the siding of your home
- Insects, termites, and other critters appear under your home
- Bad, musty odors seep up into your home
At MHM Foundation Solutions, we believe that having a crawl space vapor barrier installed is a fantastic investment and something that will really go a long way in preserving the health and safety of this valuable area under your home. No longer will you have to worry about having a wet crawl space which fosters the development of hazardous mold and bacteria. The vapor barrier will also keep out termites, mice, rats, snakes, and other unwanted bugs which would love to make a damp, dark crawl space their home.
Please contact us for more information today!