VAPOR BARRIERS

vapor barrier solutions for crawlspaces in Denver, ColoradoFor some homeowners, crawlspace water seepage is a major issue. If this is the case in your home, it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to effectively waterproof the crawlspace. One of the most effective ways to protect your crawlspace from water damage is to install a vapor barrier. Although vapor barriers are often installed in crawlspaces to prevent moisture problems, they can also be a very useful waterproofing tool in full basements. If you have water in the crawlspace of your Denver, Colorado home, contact Rapid Foundation Repair today. We can install a vapor barrier to assist your interior drainage system and seal out harmful moisture.

The crawlspace is one area of the home that many homeowners do not give much though to. Because you may not spend much time there, you may not even know that your crawlspace has a moisture problem. There are several different indicators that can tell you whether or not there is a water problem in your crawlspace. The most common of these indicators are:

  • Water pooling or flooding
  • Damp, musty smells
  • Water stains
  • Water damage to possessions
  • Condensation on pipes
  • Damp or wet insulation
  • Rotting wooden beams or supports
  • Rust on metal surfaces
  • High humidity
  • Visible mold or mildew growth

Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Solutions for Denver, CO

If you notice any of these problems in your crawlspace, it is time to invest in vapor barrier installation from Rapid Foundation Repair. The longer you wait to repair your crawlspace, the worse the moisture problems will become. This will only result in more complicated and more expensive repairs. Contact Rapid Foundation Repair right away for vapor barrier installation in your crawlspace.

Vapor barriers are made of a damp proofing material, usually a foil or plastic sheeting. This material is installed all along the walls, floor, and/or ceiling of the crawlspace or basement to cover cracks and create a waterproof seal on the concrete. This seal keeps water from seeping through the cracks in the wall and the porous surface of the concrete. The vapor barriers work to resist the diffusion of moisture through the walls, ceiling, or floor. Technically, most of the materials used for vapor barriers are vapor retarders, since they have varying degrees of permeability. Vapor barriers made of plastic sheeting are one type of vapor barrier that moisture cannot permeate. Not only do vapor barriers keep moisture problems at bay, but they can also help reduce foundation problems. The warm air in your home is constantly trying to escape through the walls, taking the vapor with it. If the air does get out, some of the moisture will collect in the walls and condense back into a liquid. This can compromise the strength of your walls, reducing your home's overall structural integrity. Install vapor barriers in your home to keep moisture out and prevent foundation problems.

If there is moisture in your crawlspace, it may be time for crawlspace waterproofing services from Rapid Foundation Repair. Contact us today for vapor barrier installation in your Denver, Colorado home.

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