Top Crawl Space Vapor Barriers

If your Iowa home has a crawl space, it is likely that it doesn’t get much attention. They appear to serve little purpose, but that is not the case. A crawl space is used in place of a basement in some instances, to save money. The crawl space also elevates the home off of the ground, which is necessary for particularly damp or termite-prone locations. It also houses the plumbing and ductwork of a home. That’s why it’s important to maintain your crawl space and keep it healthy. At WCI Basement Repair, we offer various crawl space services. One of the crawl space services we offer is crawl space vapor barriers installation. Vapor Barriers for crawl space encapsulation in Iowa

Signs Of A Damaged Crawl Space

There are various signs you may notice that can indicate that your crawl space is damaged. Moisture and humidity often play a major role in making your crawl space unhealthy. Therefore, the elimination of moisture in the crawl space is crucial. Moisture can cause several issues in your home that can be seen through the following signs:

  • Musty odors
  • Rot in wooden framing
  • Mold and mildew
  • Condensation on insulation, water pipes
  • Buckled flooring
  • High humidity in the living area
  • Insect infestations

Not to mention, unhealthy crawl spaces can affect the air that you are breathing in your home. Some can cause health issues such as allergies, respiratory illnesses, eye & throat irritation, and more. If you suspect that your crawl space is damaged, contact the professionals at WCI Basement Repair to learn more about the crawl space services we offer. 

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation

WCI Basement Repair is the professional company to contact regarding the installation of a vapor barrier for your crawl space encapsulation needs. A vapor barrier or “liner” is installed up the walls of the crawl space and over the exposed earth floor. Making sure that a proper vapor barrier is installed is crucial. The vapor barrier installed by WCI Basement Repair is manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best in the industry for basement waterproofing products and foundation repair products.

It is important to have a vapor barrier installed that is puncture-resistant and tear-resistant. The ECP vapor barrier is both of those things. It is 10-mil or 16-mil thick and manufactured using a triple-ply woven high-density virgin polyethylene membrane. When this vapor barrier is installed for crawl space encapsulation in your Iowa home, it will last for years to come. Using an inexpensive thin plastic sheeting that you can buy at the hardware store will puncture or tear, leaving it useless.

Contact the experts at WCI Basement Repair and let us inspect your crawl space and offer you our vapor barrier crawl space encapsulation system. We are based in Carroll, IA and have over a decade of experience in the Iowa area and we have the knowledge and skills needed to perform crawl space encapsulation with the very best vapor barriers made in the industry. Don’t hesitate, call today!