Raleigh Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
Most homeowners make the mistake of assuming that a vapor barrier is enough to prevent crawl space moisture from collecting and causing damage. In reality, a simple vapor barrier may not be enough to protect your home from the extreme temperatures and humidity that characterize North Carolina weather. That is why Crawl Space and Basement Technologies provides Raleigh area residents with custom crawl space moisture control solutions based on your individual home.
How Do Vapor Barriers Work?
You might be surprised to learn just how much moisture naturally occurs in your home’s air. Taking a shower, using the washing machine and even breathing can add moisture to the air. When your home is properly sealed to prevent the transference of heat, the moisture also becomes trapped. This moisture will then start to condense and be absorbed by drier surfaces. Typically, this means your insulation becomes damp, which not only reduces is efficiency, but also allows for mold growth.
Vapor barriers work to prevent crawl space moisture by creating a protective barrier that covers the insulation. The water is then forced to find another way out of the house and isn’t able to cause any damage. This crawl space solution is most effective in colder climates, such as the northeast and Canada, but the hot and humid air that characterizes Raleigh, North Carolina, can sometimes be too much for a vapor barrier to handle.
Is a Vapor Barrier Right for My Raleigh Home?
For homes that rely on air conditioning during the summer months, a vapor barrier may only provide a temporary solution. If a vented crawl space is only protected with a vapor barrier, then humid air from the outdoors can still enter. Without a crawl space sealant, this moist, dirty air is then pushed through the rest of the house by the HVAC system. This means that infectious mold spores are effectively blown throughout the interior of your home. Inhaling mold can have serious health consequences, especially for those who already have respiratory problems.
Custom Crawl Space Moisture Solutions
Protect your home and your family from excessive moisture and mold with custom crawl space sealant solutions. Our experts will evaluate your home and provide specific solutions that go beyond installing vapor barriers and provide superior moisture management.
At Crawl Space and Basement Technologies, we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that the Raleigh climate can present to your home. That is why we offer the latest in affordable and durable crawl space sealant and moisture reduction solutions. You can rest assured that your home is fully protected.
Call the Crawl Space and Basement Moisture Specialists
Contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of our crawl space and basement moisture management solutions and schedule your free, no-obligation estimate today. A friendly and knowledgeable professional will visits your home at your convenience and provide your with an accurate price on sealing your crawl space or basement. Our technician will answer all your questions and walk you through your options to determine the ideal solution for you and your budget. Contact us by phone at 919-847-7072 or take a minute to fill out our online contact form to get started.
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