Vapor Barriers and Moisture Control
Crawlspace vapor barriers and moisture control from Frontier Basement Systems will help you to ensure that this area underneath your home is dry, healthy, and free of dampness and mold growth. Our vapor barriers and moisture control systems can be installed quickly and are very cost-effective.
We know that for many homeowners, the first thought in their mind whenever they think about having a crawlspace moisture controlsystem installed is, "But I never go down there! Why would I do that?"
Great question! There is a fantastic answer. While you probably don't think about your crawl space, and you might haven't even seen your own crawl space, it is a component of your house. What happens to it has unbelievable effects on your whole home when you don't have a crawlspace vapor barrier in place.
Water could possibly get into your crawlspace in 3 different ways: through the soil (or cement) around your house, from a plumbing related leak, or from the air getting into your crawl space vents. Whether or not this moisture enters as humidity or as an all-out leak, a moist crawl space indicates a headache for you. Moisture builds up within anything organic - including wooden floorboards, support beams, and some types of crawl space insulating material. As the wood swells and warps with moisture, there are unpleasant results: mold, rot, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites.
What you have below your home is no longer a crawlspace. It is a habitat. The area is full of humidity, mold spores, and also dust mites. All too soon, mice, rats, snakes, and unwanted pests will take up residence- living and passing away in the dark, moist area below your house. There is nothing more appealing to a termite community searching for a brand new place to stay than all that moist, decaying wood!
Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation
Frontier Basement Systems offers professional crawlspace vapor barrier installation services for homeowners in Clarksville, Nashville, Bowling Green, and surrounding areas in KY and TN. Our crawlspace professionals want you to know that you can ignore the beast hiding down below while you can, but remember that even before your rotting floor and support beams are substantially damaged, you are already getting affected by not having a vapor barrier in place. Hot air within your house leaves the home through your upper levels, and crawl space air is drawn up into your household. As it is pulled up, there's nothing preventing the humidity, mold spores, dust mite waste, and odors coming up with it. During the summer time, your air conditioners will be working at an increased rate to reduce this humidity.
Without a crawlspace vapor barrier in place, you are contending with the following:
If you have a crawl space at your residence that has not been appropriately sealed with a vapor barrier, it will cost you. An unsealed crawl space will let hot air during the summer and cold air in the winter into your crawl space. This warm or chilly air will make its way up into your house. This causes your HVAC units to work more and also makes for a costly energy bill every month.
Makes Your AC and Heating Components Work Harder Anytime there's extra heat or coolness in the inside of your home, your a/c unit or furnace naturally will have to work much harder to keep the environment comfy. If your HVAC units have to work harder, it could possibly imply that you'll have more expensive repairs that will need to be made on them.
A crawl space without any kind of vapor barrier or moisture control system behaves as a breeding ground for mold development. Once mold starts growing, mold spores are released into the air inside your crawl space and this air accounts for almost 50% of the air inside the liveable area of your property. Your family breathes in mold spores and this may cause a number of health problems ranging from flu-like symptoms to breathing problems.
Without crawlspace insulation, then there's no kind of protection keeping humid summer air and frosty winter air away from your floorboards. If you have crawl space insulation, then moisture and mold might saturate the material, weighing it down and causing it to collapse on to the floors. If it's wet or lying on the floor, what can it do for your house?
Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Systems
The following are types of crawlspace vapor barrier systems which Frontier Basement Systems provides:
Our specially-engineered crawlspace vapor barriers were made to help prevent moisture from entering into the crawlspace and damaging the wood that helps to support the weight of your house. Crawlspace vapor barriers also stop excess water from accumulating and causing floods in this area below your home. If you have a dry crawlspace, you also have a structurally-sound house.
Crawlspace Radiant Barrier
If you have utilities inside the crawlspace area below your house, such as furnaces or hot water heaters, then this area will probably be very hot and humid. This heated air travels up in your home and causes your a/c unit to work extra hard to keep the livable areas of your home comfy. Our radiant heat barrier systems can stop this heat from traveling up to your home and causing your HVAC units to work harder.
Our crawlspace insulation barriers will help protect your home from moisture and are also extremely energy-efficient. They prevent damp, humid air from your crawlspace from getting in your home and causing your air conditioning unit to work harder to help keep the area cool.
Crawlspace Drainage Systems and Moisture Control
The following crawlspace drainage systems and moisture control systems are offered by our crawlspace repair company:
Our crawlspace drainage mats may be used to trap excessive amounts of water beneath it so it never reaches the inside area of your crawlspace. If water could get into this fragile area, it might cause the wooden support beams of your home to decay, and this would ultimately damage the structural integrity of your house. The crawlspace drainage mats channel water underneath it to perimeter crawl space drains.
Crawlspace Moisture Routing Systems
Unfortunately, leaks within your crawlspace might go unnoticed for a long time. After all, this is not a place where you frequently spend some time! Our crawlspace moisture routing systems are created to have holes in the top and front to take in water from the dirt. The water is then directed toward a wall flange and drains out of your crawlspace.
Our crawlspace drainage systems will take water out of your crawlspace and direct it away from the property. By doing this, you do not have excessive amounts of water sitting stagnant in the area beneath your home. Stagnant crawlspace water may cause wood rot and severely damage the overall structural integrity of your house.
Crawlspace Complete Moisture Removal Systems
Our crawlspace total moisture removal systems are created to keep moisture out, once and for all. Having a lot of moisture in your crawlspace may cause quite a few problems for both your home and your loved ones. Not only does crawlspace moisture trigger wood rot, it may also act as a breeding ground for the development of mold. Mold spores in the air could cause many different health problems for all your family members. To treat this, Frontier Basement Systems provides crawlspace dehumidification systems to remove extra amounts of crawlspace moisture for good.
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