A crawlspace vapor barrier is a great way to keep your crawlspace from becoming a damp or wet area. The crawl space provides an important structural foundation for the house, but it is also susceptible to water damage due to its underground location and the closeness of the surrounding soil. A wet crawlspace can provide a home to mold, mildew, bacteria and insects, so investing in a crawlspace vapor barrier to keep it dry is often a very wise choice.
A crawlspace vapor barrier involves using a 21 Mil membrane that is reinforced with fiber to assure the membrane is strong and impenetrable by water and damp. A properly installed crawlspace vapor barrier will work to keep water out of your underground space for a very long time- in most cases, for life. Not only does the membrane help to keep the crawlspace dry, but it also helps you to minimize energy loss as well. With both increased energy efficiency and increased peace of mind that comes with a dry basement, it is no wonder that so many people turn to the experts at StayDry Waterproofing for help installing a crawlspace vapor barrier in their homes.