Crawlspace Vapor Barrier
Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation in Central Indiana | A+ Restoration
If you want a semi-permanent solution to excessive moisture and humidity in your crawlspace, A+ Restoration provides quality and affordable vapor barrier installation for your Central Indiana home. We will seal all entry points to your crawlspace to stop moisture from creeping in and lay down high-performance polyethylene sheeting to prevent water seepage. Contact us today at (317) 676-5561 for more details.
Your crawlspace is particularly vulnerable to humidity and water intrusion because it is partially below grade. The floors, walls, and ceiling of crawlspaces absorb condensation and runoff from rain, snowmelt, and other sources. Because they’re partially enclosed areas and receive limited airflow compared to above-grade structures, they also tend to trap humidity and moisture from the surrounding soil. Installing vapor barriers has been proven to stop excessive condensation and humidity in crawlspaces, eliminating mold growth and structural issues.
What are Vapor Barriers?
Vapor barriers are sheets of material that prevent moisture from permeating walls, floors, decks, crawlspaces, attics, and other parts of a building. These materials can be made out of a variety of materials, but most professionals use polyethylene sheeting because it’s durable and cost-effective.
There has been a long-time debate on whether or not vapor barriers really work. However, after decades of research, home restoration experts agree that vapor barriers are effective home solutions for preventing moisture build-up. Vapor barriers work like a “shield” to protect your home from excessive moisture and water intrusion.
What Are the Benefits of Installing Vapor Barriers?
Aside from the obvious benefits like preventing water seepage and mold growth, there are other benefits of installing vapor barriers in your crawlspace.
Prevent Pest Infestations
Mice, termites, and other pests like to build nests and breed in moist, enclosed areas like crawlspaces. Vapor barriers prevent pests from nesting or building their homes in crawlspaces because they act as a physical barrier that keeps them out of the enclosure.
Protect Against Structural Damage
Wood-framed structures are particularly vulnerable because they easily succumb to water damage. Over time, untreated crawlspace walls and floors begin to warp and buckle. Vapor barriers prevent moisture from seeping into crawlspaces to protect your home’s structure from water damage.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Vapor barriers help prevent mold and mildew from growing in crawlspaces. When left unchecked, these fungi produce spores that float around your home and affect indoor air quality. Installing vapor barriers is an effective way to stop moisture from feeding mold colonies that release earthy, musty odors.
Save on Energy Costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, houses built on enclosed crawlspace foundations saved, on average, 15% or more on annual energy used for heating and cooling. An enclosed crawlspace allows the conditioned air to circulate under the house and keep it at a more even temperature.
What Type of Vapor Barrier Does A+ Restoration Use?
At A+ Restoration, we use high-grade polyethylene sheeting for our crawlspace vapor barrier installation services. Polyethylene sheeting is the industry standard because it boasts greater puncture and tensile strength compared to other materials. It’s also rot, mildew, and crack resistant so you can expect it to last for years.
However, it’s important to note that vapor barriers are not a one-time fix. On average, most vapor barriers need to be replaced every 5-10 years because they degrade over time. Vapor barriers that are torn or punctured should also be replaced because they lose their effectiveness in preventing moisture build-up.
Why Choose A+ Restoration for Your Vapor Barrier Installation Needs?
If you’re looking for the best crawlspace vapor barrier installation service in Central Indiana, A+ Restoration is the company to call. We provide quality vapor barrier installation services at rates that won’t break your budget. We also back our products and services with an industry-leading guarantee for your added protection and peace of mind.
Here are the top reasons why you should choose us for your vapor barrier installation needs:
- IICRC Certified
- Best Price Guarantee
- Works With All Insurance Companies
- Family Owned and Operated
- Free On-Site Estimate
- Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
- A+ Rating on BBB
- Super Service Awardee on Angie’s List
- Elite Service Provider on HomeAdvisor
Contact A+ Restoration Today to Get Started on Your Vapor Barrier Installation Project
For more than 37 years, A+ Restoration has helped thousands of homeowners in Central Indiana solve their water intrusion problems. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing quality and reliable home restoration services that are tailored to protect one of your biggest investments.
Whether it’s vapor barrier installation, mold remediation, or crawlspace repair and reconstruction, our team of IICRC-certified experts has you covered. Contact us today at (317) 676-5561 to schedule a free on-site estimate.