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Our Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Process - Step By Step
Crawl Space Cleaning
Before we can install the vapor barrier, our team must first prepare by cleaning your crawl space and removing everything from the ground where it will be laid. This includes getting rid of any waste or debris that has collected there over time.
If we notice signs of excess moisture or mold damage, we may recommend removing the old, damaged insulation to assess how significant the issue is. The San Francisco Bay Area has a humid climate and your insulation may get damp and hide mold infestations caused by moisture evaporating from the ground. Depending on what we find, we may suggest addressing any mold damage and replacing the old insulation during the process.
Sanitization & Decontamination (Optional)
Crawl spaces often become riddled with bacteria, mold, mildew, allergens and other airborne contaminants that diminish the air quality in your San Francisco Bay Area home and pose a threat to those living within it. The air in your home circulates through your crawl space and if it has not been properly cleaned, these contaminants can make their way inside.
Since we are already cleaning your crawl space, you may want to consider taking advantage of our sanitization and decontamination services. Our team of pros will use industrial disinfecting products and equipment to eliminate all contaminants and foul odors so they can’t impact your indoor air quality. This measure will also make the vapor barrier even more effective at preventing similar issues in the future.
Rodent Proofing (Optional)
A crawl space vapor barrier is an effective way of keeping out moisture, but it is not designed to protect against rodents and larger pests. While we are down there, we also recommend you take the extra step of rodent proofing your crawl space so that it remains sanitary and decontaminated. This will also keep rodents from chewing through the vapor barrier and compromising its effectiveness.
Rodent infestations are a common problem in the San Francisco Bay Area area, so this small step can go a long way to preventing structural damage and hazardous bacteria in your home. Rodents notoriously carry germs and parasites that can impact your family’s health. On top of that, they 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 we find any evidence of a rodent infestation during the process, we will inform you of the damage and how it can be remedied. If you are interested in these services, please inform any member of the Atticare team during the consultation or in the beginning stages of our work.
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation
Now that your crawl space is all prepared, our team can move on to installing the vapor barrier. A crawl space vapor barrier is a piece of durable, industrial-grade polyethylene sheeting that we lay across the ground and up the bases of the foundation walls to seal it from moisture.
Vapor barriers serve to prevent:
- 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
It also limits the amount of contaminants like mold and bacteria that would otherwise flourish in a damp environment. If someone in your household has been experiencing issues with asthma or allergies, the source of the problem could reside in your crawl space! The vapor barrier will protect the indoor air quality of your San Francisco Bay Area home and prevent your family from inhaling airborne contaminants that could make them sick.
In addition to preserving your family’s health and your home’s structural integrity, installing a vapor barrier also transforms your crawl space from a damp, dingy area you can’t use to a dry and viable storage space. Who couldn’t use more storage? By the time we are done, you will now have a place to store the things you don’t use on a regular basis without worrying about them getting damaged or smelling like mildew!
We Install Crawl Space Vapor Barriers in the San Francisco & San Jose Areas
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Cost - How Much is It?
The cost of installing a crawl space vapor barrier varies depending on the size and condition of your crawl space. In the process of inspecting and cleaning it, our team may uncover problems that should be addressed in order for the crawl space to remain clean and the vapor barrier to stay functional.
In order to give you an accurate estimate, it is best for us to first conduct a comprehensive inspection. However, we may be able to provide a rough estimate over the phone if you can provide some details about the size and state of your crawl space. To schedule a free consultation, please fill out the contact form above or call us at (888) 743-7243.
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