As a homeowner in the San Francisco, bay area it is highly recommend to inspect your crawl space at least once a year. In order to prevent moisture-related issues like mold, mildew and keep away termite and rodents, a Moisture barrier, also called vapor barrier is required. At Atticare, we provide vapor barrier installation as part of our crawlspace services and our goal is to make sure you have a healthy, energy-efficient home!
What Is a Moisture Barrier?
When moisture evaporates from the soil, it can form condensation on the walls and ceiling of your crawlspace. Eventually, this could lead to a number of problems, including mold, odors, insects and wood rot. A moisture barrier, which is a thin layer of impermeable material typically made from polyethylene sheeting, can block water from entering the crawlspace and help prevent these issues and the associated damage they can cause.
Signs You Need to Install or Replace a Moisture Barrier
While the problems caused by moisture beneath your home or business are difficult to deal with on their own, the cumulative impact of these conditions can eventually result in structural damage and pose serious risks to your health. That’s why it’s so important to act right away if you notice any of the signs of excessive moisture in a crawlspace, including:
- Standing water in the crawlspace
- Insect and pest infestation
- Bad or musty odors
- Rotting wood on the ceiling of the crawlspace
- Warped or sagging floors
- Rusted pipes in the crawlspace
- Observable mold or mildew
Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation
Your home or business is a significant investment, and it’s essential that you take steps to safeguard it against the damage uncontrolled moisture can cause. If your crawl space was never inspected before do not hesitate and contact us to schedule a FREE consultation!
Atticare provide services in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years, Our team will install a new vapor barrier in your crawlspace, making sure the foundation of your home or business remains dry and pest-free. To schedule your free inspection for a crawlspace moisture/vapor barrier installation, contact us today.