The buildup of moisture in a crawl space can cause damage to the wood in your home’s substructure through condensation. Vapor barriers are applied directly to the soil to prevent moisture and ground water from condensing on wood, which can result in wood rot and other moisture-related issues.
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Our crawl space vapor barriers are moisture-proofing barriers applied to the soil in your home’s crawl space. They help protect against wood rot and moisture-related issues caused by ground water, wet weather and excessive water vapor in the crawl space.
Our solutions help protect your home against moisture damage issues such as:
A vapor barrier is an important part of the protection of wood in crawl spaces. The threats to wood in crawl spaces include destructive wood-decay fungi and non-destructive fungi.
Moisture in crawl spaces leads to three basic types of destructive wood-decaying fungi in the wood components of structures. Our vapor barriers help fight:
Our vapor barriers also help fight non-destructive fungi like surface mildew and molds as well as sap-stain fungi. These species use the starches and sugars in wood cells for food without damaging the cellulose.
As a result, the wood retains its structural strength. These fungi simply give the wood an unattractive appearance.