The Southeast's Wet Climate Makes a Vapor Barrier Important in Protecting Your Home's Foundation.
Around 50% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space. Therefore, it is very important to regulate the air that flows through your crawl space and create a conditioned space below your home. This conditioned space will allow for healthy air flow throughout your home and reduce energy costs.
Most of the moisture in your crawlspace comes from the ground. Our vapor barriers stop the movement of moisture from the ground into the air of the crawl space. A vapor barrier will also reduce the flow of radon from the soil.
This barrier will prevent moisture from evaporating into the air of the crawlspace while keeping your crawlspace floor clean and dry. Preventing vapors from rising in your crawl space will also prevent the build-up of mold and fungi. Moisture in your crawl space with no vapor barrier can lead to damage to your insulation, dry rot, and mold; ultimately damaging the structure of your home. Keeping your crawl space floor dry starts with a moisture barrier.
Get Your Home Up to Code. And Then Some.
At Upstate Crawl Spaces, we pride ourselves in providing durable and long-lasting moisture barriers in your crawl space. We offer a variety of moisture barriers made with polyethylene based on the conditions of your crawl space. Our liners are made to protect against fungus, mold, and mildew growth. We will evaluate the wood moisture content which will allow us to determine the thickness of the moisture barrier needed. In most cases around the East Coast, it is standard code to have a 6-mil vapor barrier that completely covers the floor of the crawl space. We offer 6-mil as well as 10 and 15-mil. This vapor barrier is tacked down to the floor and taped at the seams to ensure your crawlspace is healthy and dry.
UPSTATE CRAWL SPACES
1000 Botany Road
Greenville, SC 29615