Vapor Barriers

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Protect Your Foundation from Excess Moisture

Vapor barrier installation is one of the best ways to keep your crawl space and other hard to reach areas clean and dry. Buildings, especially older buildings, have trouble fighting off moisture as they age. As moisture creeps in, there is a good chance that mold can start growing inside. Uncontrolled mold growth can be a challenge. Mold can trigger allergies and breathing problems in people exposed to it and can quicken erosion in wood beams and floors. It smells bad and doesn’t look good.

Foundation Support Specialists uses state of the art vapor barrier technology to combat moisture and keep mold out. Contact our team today at 210-267-8828 to schedule an appointment.

How Vapor Barrier Insulation Works

A lot of buildings and homes in San Antonio and Austin, TX have crawl spaces underneath them close to the foundation. These hard to reach areas are places many property owners don’t like going into. However, controlling moisture in crawl spaces is critical to protecting the property and its foundation.

Vapor barriers place a protective wall between ground moisture and the foundation. It slows the evaporation of moisture into the crawl space, so there’s less condensation buildup. When there’s less condensation, it’s harder for rust, smells, and mold to occur. Dry crawl spaces with vapor barriers also deter insects and other pests from the area.

Vapor barriers also protect your home or building from potentially harmful gases. Radon sometimes rises from the soil into the property. With a vapor barrier, much of the naturally-occurring gas flow can be slowed or stopped before it enters the home, office, or commercial space.

Go With the Best Quality Products and Service

Foundation Support Specialists works with the most durable, high-quality vapor barriers available. We source our products from leading manufacturers like Earth Contact Products. The better the vapor barrier, the longer it will last. Most vapor barriers are made from polyethylene that’s reinforced with polyester cord. The material is treated with products that help it deter mold and mildew growth. Liners vary in length, so consult someone from our team at 210-267-8828 to find out what material is best for your property. Choosing the right vapor barriers will keep your crawl spaces clean, dry and mold-free.

If you have questions about crawl space maintenance in San Antonio and Austin, TX, schedule an appointment by calling 210-267-8828 to have a technician come inspect your property. They’ll be able to tell you the condition of your current barriers and if any maintenance or repair is necessary. Don’t let neglect be the cause of a moisture or mold outbreak. Get the right vapor barrier solution today.

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