Common Signs of Problems Within Your Crawlspace
- High Humidity
- Standing Water
- Mold, Fungi, & Mildew
Reasons to Install a Vapor Barrier
A traditional crawlspace consists of a dirt floor. These soils that make up the dirt floor within the crawlspace contain moisture. This moisture, or water vapor, naturally wants to evaporate and rise back up into the atmosphere. When high levels of moisture or water vapor are released into the air of a crawlspace it is often absorbed within the wood framing. Over time, this cycle can result in wood rot and/or the growth of mold and fungi. Therefore, it is important that a proper vapor barrier be installed to block water vapor, to assist with controlling the moisture levels, and to help prevent significant issues.
Crawlspace vents are placed along the foundation walls with the intent of removing moisture from the crawlspace. However, they simply cannot solely achieve this task. Therefore, it is important that a proper vapor barrier be installed to block water vapor, to assist with controlling the moisture levels, and to help prevent significant issues.
One of the simplest way to prevent moisture problems inside of a crawlspace is to have a proper vapor barrier installed. Carolina Basement Solutions specializes in installing vapor barriers and doing it the right way, to ensure that the moisture problems are not a problem. We use a durable 14 mil vapor barrier system to block water vapor and help control the moisture levels.