Are Crawl Space Vapor Barriers Enough for your Raleigh Home?
Depending on the climate you live in and the relative moisture in the air, most homes in this region need a more efficient moisture deterrent. A Raleigh home’s vapor barrier is insufficient to handle the day to day conditions of North Carolina weather.
Vapor Barriers can work to alleviate moisture and mildew problems in homes in colder climates such as the Northeast and Canada, provided they are not air-conditioned and there is no exterior foam sheathing on the walls. Unfortunately, in Southeastern states such as North Carolina – it is merely a temporary fix to a much larger problem for your Raleigh home.
If a vented crawl space has only a vapor barrier, then humid and mold-laden air is still permitted to enter the crawl space. Without sealing your crawl space, this “dirty” air is allowed to permeate the rest of the house. Mold in your crawl space and basement can be infectious if spores are allowed to blow through cracks in your HVAC system and into your homes interior. If left untreated, the effects of inhaling this infected air can be disastrous to your health and the health of your loved ones.
Protect your family and your Raleigh home!
Using only a vapor barrier doesn’t solve the effects of poor moisture management in your crawl space. To better protect your family from the harmful effects of poor moisture management, the experts at Crawl Space and Basement Technologies offer individual solutions to encapsulate your crawl space.
Call the Crawl Space & Basement Moisture Specialists
Contact us today at 919-847-7072. You can also fill out our online form to learn more about the benefits of our crawl space and basement services and schedule your free, no-obligation estimate today! We will visit your home to give you the most accurate price point for the job. Our trained specialist will guide you through the options to determine the best solution for you and your budget.