Basement and crawlspace walls do not have to be leaking to create moisture problems in your home. Concrete walls, whether block, clay tile, or poured, allow water vapor to pass through creating high humidity and or possibly even mildew or mold.
If your walls are damp and stained placing a vapor barrier over the wall will not only make the clay tile, block, or poured walls look better but will act as a shield for the living space from water vapor transmissions.
A low permeability vapor barrier in conjunction with a sealed interior drain system protects your basement against moisture. This moisture can cause mold, mildew, fungus, odors and poor indoor air quality. Sealing your basement walls not only makes your basement look better, but it provides protection from water vapor causing additional damages or health concerns.
If you are getting ready to finish all or part of your basement a wall vapor barrier system will protect your investment from moisture and moisture related problems. By maintaining lower humidity levels your new wood work and finished walls will be shielded from excessive expansion by your new low permeability vapor barrier.
Finishing your basement adds valuable living space to your home and can become the new meeting place for friends and family. But, if your newly finished basement has water leaks or floods, this new beautiful space becomes a nightmare. Protecting yourself from this nightmare is as easy as contacting WCI Basement Repair.
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