#1 Professional Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installers in the New Jersey Area
The #1 Professional
Crawl Space Vapor
in the New Jersey Area
Our Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Process - Step By Step
Crawl Space Cleaning
In order to prepare for installing the vapor barrier, we must first clean out your crawl space and remove anything that could get in the way of it working effectively. The vapor barrier is a sheet of industrial plastic that is laid between the ground and the rest of your home, so the ground must be clear for it to be installed properly.
We may or may not have to remove the current insulation in your crawl space depending if we find evidence of excess moisture or mold. New Jersey has a humid climate and the moisture that evaporates from the wet ground can get absorbed by your insulation and prompt mold infestations. Depending on what our team uncovers below your home, we may recommend addressing the mold problem and replacing your insulation before moving forward.
Sanitization and Decontamination (Optional)
Due to their proximity to the ground and how rarely they are properly maintained, crawl spaces frequently become hotbeds for bacteria, mold, mildew and other contaminants that can negatively impact the air quality in your home as well as your family’s health. The air from below your home inevitably circulates indoors, introducing these contaminants into your living environment.
While we are at work in your crawl space, you may also want to consider having it comprehensively sanitized and decontaminated. The Atticare team can provide it with a deep clean that helps to eradicate airborne contaminants as well as any foul odors. Starting with a thoroughly clean crawl space will also make the vapor barrier more effective in sealing it off to future issues of this nature.
Rodent Proofing & Prevention (Optional)
A crawl space vapor barrier is incredibly effective at keeping out moisture, but it doesn’t protect against the invasion of rodents. Now that your crawl space is clean and bare, we also recommend you take the extra precaution of rodent proofing it so that it remains sanitary and decontaminated.
Rodent infestations are a common issue in the New Jersey area because of high rat populations, so this small step can go a long way to protecting your home from structural damage and hazardous bacteria. Rodents carry all kinds of germs and parasites that can threaten your family’s health and what’s more, they tend to chew through insulation, beams and even electrical wiring, which could result in a house fire!
The Atticare approach to rodent proofing differs from that of other pest control companies as we offer a one-time, subscription-free solution that is:
- Safe for small children, pets, and even the pests
If you are interested in our rodent proofing and prevention services, make sure to raise your concerns with one of our expert technicians during your initial consultation or when we begin working in your crawl space.
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation
Now that your crawl space is empty and clean, it’s time to install the vapor barrier! A crawl space vapor barrier is essentially a durable piece of industrial polyethylene sheeting that is laid along the ground and up along the bases of the foundation walls to seal it from moisture.
They are an incredibly effective for preventing:
- Standing water in the crawl space
- Bad or musty odors
- Rotting wood on the ceiling of the crawl space
- Warped or sagging floors
- Rusted pipes in the crawl space
- Observable mold or mildew
As you can see, this one protective measure goes a long way protecting your property. Furthermore, it limits the amount of contaminants like mold and bacteria that would otherwise flourish in a damp environment.
If a member of your family is experiencing problems with allergies or asthma, your crawl space could be the culprit! The vapor barrier will help improve the indoor air quality in your home and prevent your family from breathing in harmful contaminants.
Beyond just protecting your home from structural issues and your family from health problems caused by excess moisture, installing a vapor barrier also turns your crawl space from a damp, dusty cave to a dry, viable storage space. You will now have a place to store your holiday decorations or out-of-season clothing without worrying that they will get covered in mold and smell terrible when you retrieve them next year!
We Install Crawl Space Vapor Barriers in New Jersey & Westchester County, NY
Cost of Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation - How Much is It?
The cost of installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space of your New Jersey area home depends primarily on its size and condition. We may be able to provide you with a general estimate over the phone if you can share some details about the space, but to receive an accurate estimate, it is best if we pay you a visit and check it out for ourselves.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation, fill out the contact form at the top of this page or reach out to us by phone at (888) 743-7243.
If you’ve already received a quote for having a vapor barrier installed from another company in the New Jersey area, we’d love the opportunity to beat it! Using Atticare’s Better Quote Tool, you can share the competitor’s quote along with your contact information and one of our specialists will review it and get right back to you with a competitive quote for a better service at a better value!
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