Choosing a Vapor Barrier and Why CrawlShield Comes Out Tops
Crawl spaces aren’t easy spaces to deal with. Open crawl spaces that are exposed to the soil are often infested with pests, weeds and mold. They are damp and dark places that no one in their right mind would ever want to explore. The best solution is to have your crawl space encapsulated. This requires the installation of a vapor barrier to keep water and moisture out of the space.
There are various vapor barriers in the market to choose from. However, not all are created equal. CrawlShield is one of the most popular choices amongst professional crawl space waterproofing contractors as well as homeowners. There are many reasons for this including:
It’s resistant to water vapor and radon gas
The conditions in your crawl space affect the quality of air in the rest of your home. More than 60% of the air that circulates in the home rises up into the home from the crawl space. This can become an issue if the crawl space is damp and exposed to the soil. Radon gas and mold spores will infiltrate your home.
CrawlShield will keep all of these pollutants out of your home by keeping vapor and radon gas out of the crawl space. The quality of the air in your home will therefore be greatly improved.
It’s easy to install
The vapor barrier is light and therefore easy to install. Homeowners and professional contractors alike appreciate this about the vapor barrier. It means less time spent on the installation and more time spent enjoying its effects. A professional and experienced waterproofing contractor can have the barrier installed in a matter of hours depending on the condition and size of your crawl space.
It is strong
The vapor barrier is strong. This means that it will be difficult to tear or damage it. You can therefore use your crawl space as a storage space. This will provide you with more room in your home.
It will give you a clean finish
Whether you’re concerned about aesthetics or not, you’ll appreciate the bright and clean finish that CrawlShield can provide you. When properly installed, the vapor barrier provides a clean finish that will transform your crawl space completely.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to keep your crawl space free of moisture, pests and mold, then this is your best option. It is not only effective for the long term but also affordable.
Talk to your waterproofing contractor to find out about different options and methods for waterproofing your crawl space. Select what works best for you.