A vapor barrier is a thick plastic sheeting system used to prevent moisture from entering a space—namely a crawlspace or basement. Vapor barriers provide many benefits to your home, including:
Preventing Moisture & Mold Problems
Moisture in basements and crawl spaces negatively affect our homes through poorer air quality and sometimes mold problems. Since there is often very little light or ventilation in a crawlspace, mold and mildew are more likely to form. A vapor barrier system can mitigate these problems and provide you with a clean, dry, usable space.
If you have an older home, vapor barriers are a great solution to keeping older basement dry. This can be especially helpful if you have older ductwork, as it can prevent leaking and rusting.
Preventing Pests From Coming Into Your Home
Seeing more pests like bugs in your home than usual? They could be coming into your home from your unprotected crawlspace or cracks in your basement. A vapor barrier can prevent this from happening by creating a barrier between the bare ground of a crawlspace and your home.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that a majority of the air in your home is affected by your crawlspace or basement? Whether you’re in an area with a high risk of radon or these areas have been put to the side in terms of care, a vapor barrier can help improve your home’s indoor air quality. From reduced allergens to reduced moisture, you’ll find yourself breathing easier.
Trust Missouri Basement With Your Vapor Barrier
If you’re concerned about the health of your home, call the experts at Missouri Basement Today. We utilize the White Cap Vapor Barrier to shield your living space from poor air quality, moisture, and more. Contact us today bout a Healthy Home in the greater St. Louis area.