Basement and Crawl Space Vapor Barriers in Durham

If you have an uncovered, vented crawl space or unfinished basement, the damp, humid air trapped under your house or seeping into your basement could be making you sick and causing structural damage. As the water in dirt under your home evaporates, the limited air circulation traps much of the moisture, creating a stagnant environment that leads to wood rot, bugs, and mold growth. The air is able to seep upwards into your home, bringing mold spores, mildew, and bacteria which can aggravate or cause breathing issues and other symptoms.

Fortunately, we can provide solutions to creating a dry, safe crawl space or basement, leading to a healthier home.

What Exactly Is a Vapor Barrier?

To reduce water evaporation under your home or block moisture transfer, a vapor barrier is a common option. It’s a plastic sheet or foil material that is installed over the dirt in your crawl space, preventing evaporation from taking place.

While evaporation from water in the soil does play a role in the amount of moisture under your home, it’s not the only factor. In fact, if you have a vented crawl space or basement, much of the moisture under your home is coming from cracks, crevices, or vents in your foundation. Humid air enters the crawl space or basement and flows upward, causing the same problems.

Is a Vapor Barrier Right for Your Durham Home?

While people living in cold, arid climates can rely on a vapor barrier, it's not effective in much of the United States. Durham is especially hot and humid, so a vapor barrier will only slow down mold growth and wood rot. This means that homeowners need a more reliable, comprehensive source of vapor protection to keep

Why a Vapor Barrier May Not Be Enough

If you’re only relying on plastic sheeting to keep your vented crawl space or unfinished basement dry, you may be surprised to find that humid and mold-laden air is still able to enter the area. Just like moisture from the ground, humid air from outside is just as disastrous for your home’s structural integrity. Heat and humidity speed up wood deterioration and give insects and termites their ideal environment. Over time, this can cause your home’s foundation and floor joists can become damaged or weakened, requiring professional floor leveling and expensive repairs.

Warm, stagnant air can increase the speed at which mold and bacteria grows. Unless you encapsulate your crawl space or basement, the air that enters will flow into the rest of the house causing mold growth on or within your walls and ceiling. Spores can also enter your HVAC system and circulate through your home, triggering asthma attacks, allergy symptoms, headaches, and other chronic issues.

Protect Your Durham Home with More than a Vapor Barrier

In order to prevent damage to your home and poor air quality, you need to prevent as much moisture from entering your home through your crawl space as possible. That’s why the experts at Crawl Space and Basement Technologies recommend basement and crawl space encapsulation. This provides a thorough and comprehensive sealing of all the cracks, crevices, and vents around the perimeter of your crawl space or basement as well as sealing the floor under your home, keeping your home drier, healthier, and more comfortable!

Call Our Crawl Space & Basement Moisture Specialists in Durham

If you’d like to learn what options are available to ensure a drier crawl space or basement, schedule your no-obligation estimate by calling us today at  (919) 847-7072 or filling out our online form. 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.

What People Are Saying about Our Crawl Space Encapsulation

By the time we complete any crawl space encapsulation or moisture remediation project, our clients have determine that we deliver on our promise of outstanding service.

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    Your crew is professional, knowledgeable, customer oriented and committed. The work area was very clean after they finished. Your company exceeded my expectations!!
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We have given your information to our neighbors, so I am sure we will be seeing you next door very soon
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot of research..I know what I am talking about and would recommend Jason’s company to anyone needing encapsulation
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need of crawl space service, I would highly recommend this company
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your company was by far the most informative and professional of them all. The crew was great. Very professional and your sales rep, Rob was very knowledgeable. Thank you for finally getting our crawl space problem fixed!!
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    Jason was one of the most prepared and knowledgeable technicians I have ever dealt with. He followed up and answered all questions honestly..The crew was focused, courteous and informative
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all back up your products and service
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    You all had a very reasonable price and VERY good references! Thanks again for a professional job, and explaining how a crawl space is supposed to be done.
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what they told me is the reason I chose you all for the job. They were right. You all did a great job!
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    I got your name from Angie’s List and my realtor. I heard you guys were the best crawl space crew in the area. Great Work Guys!!
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their hard work and support!
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    • Did you know?
    CBTofNC in Business for over 30 years

    Did you know that 50% to 60% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space or basement?

    Excess water intrusion can cause severe damage to the structure of your home and create high levels of moisture and humidity, which leads to mold. Allergies, asthma and skin irritations can be affected by abnormal levels of humidity, moisture and mold in your living environment.

    Crawl Space & Basement Technologies specializes in Sealed Crawl Spaces and Interior Drainage Systems for your Crawl Space or Basement. With our Lifetime and Transferable Warranty, we not only improve the air quality of your home but also restore the microbial remediation certification structural stability of the home’s foundation. Our team of crawl space and basement experts can help you determine the necessary solution for your home and your budget.

    We offer a comprehensive line of services designed to protect your home and to prevent moisture problems and damage. Count on our Raleigh Crawl Space and Basement specialists for crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing, basement waterproofing, spray foam insulation, vapor barriers, and mold remediation.

    Do you need a Crawl Space or Basement Specialist?

    We will gladly come to your home for an estimate. Contact us today!