Many homes in California are built on a crawl space. It is important to keep the crawl space dry. When a crawl space gets wet, it can cause damage to the entire structure and can also become a breeding area for mold and mildew which can cause health issues for you and your family. Failure to correct excessive moisture in a crawl space will eventually damage the structural integrity of the home. Excessive moisture in your crawl space will cause the following structural damage:
- Wood rot
- Sagging floors
- Dropping of subflooring
- Doors and windows that won’t close properly
When the structural integrity of your home is compromised, your home loses value. The obvious signs that you have a wet crawl space, is standing water. However, there are other things to be aware of that may not be so obvious. Some of these signs that you may have a wet crawl space are:
- Musty odors
- High humidity
- Respiratory issues
- Sinus problems
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Increased allergies
- Higher utility bills
All of these are signs that you may have a wet crawl space. It is important to have an expert come in and inspect your home. Bay Area Underpinning has the experience and products to get your crawlspace dry and keep it that way. We use the very best vapor barrier products available in the industry.
Wet Crawl Space Solutions in California
A vapor barrier is a special covering that goes over the insulation and framing to keep your crawl space that protects it from moisture. Bay Area Underpinning uses a vapor barrier that is manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best vapor barriers in the industry. These vapor barriers are 10 and 16 mil thick and are puncture resistant. Building codes usually call for 6 mil thick. A think vapor barrier that is not puncture resistant, will leave them useless if one small tear or rip occurs in it.
These vapor barriers are 10 and 16 mil thick and are puncture resistant. The building codes usually call for 6-mil minimum thick. Thin vapor barriers that you can get at your local hardware store, do not resist tearing and punctures. This leaves them completely useless. Bay Area Underpinning crawl space vapor barriers reduce energy costs, protects the crawl space against moisture, mold, radon, and unwanted pests.
Once your crawl space has a vapor barrier installed, it will provide a clean storage environment and decrease moisture and increase the overall energy efficiency of your home. Don’t let a wet crawl space create health issues for you and your family or jeopardize the structure of your home. Let Bay Area Underpinning inspect your home and offer you the best crawl space encapsulation with an ECP vapor barrier.
We have established an outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Bay Area Underpinning is headquartered in Vallejo, CA and have a large service area. Let us give you a free estimate for your crawl space encapsulation. With our experience and using the best vapor barriers in the industry, you can be assured that your crawl space will stay dry and make your home a better living environment for you and your family. Your home in California will benefit greatly with a vapor barrier installed by Bay Area Underpinning. Don’t hesitate, contact Bay Area Underpinning today!