Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Systems Near Springdale, Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Bentonville
How a vapor barrier can transform the health of your home
Crawl spaces are one of the least visited places in the home, but when left unattended, serious issues can go unnoticed, which can be costly to repair. If a crawl space lacks proper waterproofing such as a vapor barrier, the crawl space can develop odors and mold growth. In extreme cases, crawl spaces can flood or rot and become infested with rodents and pests.
At Vesta Foundation Solutions of Arkansas, our team of Springdale crawl space encapsulation experts want to help you avoid costly problems with your crawl space. The health of your crawl space impacts all the other systems in your home, so addressing any problems right away is key to keep the structure of your home intact. Odors in the home can impact your family’s allergies and lead to sickness. Our mission is to provide you with a clean crawl space that is dry, usable space, free from any contaminants or pests.
We offer our expert crawl space encapsulation and vapor barrier installation services to residents throughout Springdale, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and surrounding communities. If you would like a quote for crawl space service or repair, please reach out to our knowledgeable team by phone or email. We can combine your service with our crawl space insulation and drainage matting for maximum results and energy efficiency.
How to install a crawl space vapor barrier
Sealing your crawl space doors and vents stop the cycle of cold, humidity, and moisture entering from the outside air. However, water can still enter your crawlspace in many ways.
The next step is to eliminate any sources of flooding in your crawl space by installing a crawl space drain and sump pump system. This eliminates flooding water from your crawl space, but moisture can still enter directly through the concrete and floor in the form of water vapor.
If your crawl space is sagging or damaged by prolonged mold and rot, the next step is to install crawl space support jacks to help restore your structure. This will help your floors stay even and stop any structural sagging upstairs.
To stop moisture from passing through your floors and porous concrete walls, a crawl space vapor barrier should be installed. A durable liner will allow for servicemen to use the space without damage while transforming your crawl space into usable storage space. This is also the best time to install crawl space insulation on your walls or floors. Installing crawl space drainage matting underneath the crawl space liner will help direct water to the drainage system and sump pump.
Installing an energy-efficient, self-draining crawl space dehumidifier will keep your space dry. Our crawl space dehumidifier system includes a filter that removes particles from the air as small as 2 microns. This ensures that your crawl space is protected from mold, dust mites, and mildew damage — permanently!