Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation in NC & SC
You’re not alone if you haven’t checked your crawl space in recent memory. Many Carolina homeowners avoid this dark and inhospitable place due to the discomfort of navigating it but also underestimate its importance to the home’s structural soundness. One main danger with crawl spaces is moisture — especially in our humid coastal climate. Luckily, Carolina Foundation Solutions offers vapor barrier installation to mitigate that danger.
What Are Crawl Space Vapor Barriers?
A vapor barrier is a type of plastic — typically 9 mil — that covers up the dirt floor of your crawl space. By keeping ground soil separate from the rest of the crawl space, the vapor barrier prevents gaseous water vapor from interacting with the structure of your home.
Why You Need a Vapor Barrier in Your Crawl Space
While most homeowners know that water and excess moisture are issues to watch out for, many are unaware of the danger of vapor. The vapor that rises from the ground doesn’t just dissipate. It collects within the space and can condense into more moisture than expected. Installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space goes a long way toward preventing structural damage.
Signs You Need Vapor Barrier Installation
Vapor barriers are always a smart way to prevent your crawl space from the effects of excess moisture, but how do you know if there’s already an issue you need to take care of? Signs you need a crawl space vapor barrier include:
- Gradual increases or spikes in utility bills
- Insects, mice, or other creatures have moved in
- A difficult-to-place smell of mustiness or mold
- Standing water
These issues are due to a lack of waterproofing and need repair before installing a vapor barrier for future protection.
Why Choose Carolina Foundation Solutions?
A clean and dry crawl space is critical for your health and the soundness of your home. Carolina Foundation Solutions ensures our team is rigorously trained on the tools, materials, and processes that result in a fully functional vapor barrier. We have over 20 years of experience, and thousands of satisfied customers speak for themselves, so don’t hesitate to reach out for a professional and efficient experience.
★★★★★ “Everything with this company has been great. From the first phone call, to the visit to evaluate my crawl space, to the crew coming out to replace my vapor barrier. Everyone treated me and my property with care and respect. I appreciate their honesty and not just out to sell something that isn’t needed.” – Linda L.
★★★★★ “Carolina Foundation was excellent to work with. From the initial call and consultation with Gary McLamb to the scheduling/follow up with the project coordinator thru installation/completion of work—- it all was handled efficiently & expeditiously.” – Mark B.