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Vapor Barriers for Crawl Spaces
If you have a damp or wet crawlspace, it's important to take action to waterproof it. Water can cause serious damage to your home, and can also create an unhealthy environment. One of the best ways to waterproof your crawlspaces is to install a vapor barrier.
A vapor barrier is a material that prevents water vapor from passing through it. This can be extremely effective at preventing moisture from entering your crawlspace and causing problems. Vapor barriers are often used in conjunction with other waterproofing methods such as drainage systems and sump pump installation.
Crawlspaces are notorious for being damp and humid. This is because they are typically located below grade, where the ground is naturally cooler and more moist. Vapor barriers can help to create a barrier between the cool, damp ground and your home, preventing moisture from entering.
There are a few different types of vapor barriers that you can choose from. The most common type is a polyethylene sheet. This type of vapor barrier is very effective at preventing moisture from passing through it. However, it is important to make sure that a professional installs the vapor barrier in order to ensure it prevents leaks.
Another type of vapor barrier that you may want to consider is an asphalt-coated fiberboard. This type of vapor barrier is less popular than polyethylene, but it is still an effective option. Asphalt-coated fiberboard is a bit more expensive than polyethylene, but it will last longer and is less likely to leak.
No matter which type of vapor barrier you choose, it's important to make sure it's installed correctly in order to be effective. If you're interested in vapor barriers, we recommend giving our waterproofing contractors a call to learn more. Waterproofing your crawlspace is an important step in protecting your home, and hiring Expert Basement Waterproofing will ensure it's done right.
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