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Moisture Barriers

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Moisture Barrier

Moisture Barrier

Excessive moisture in a conventionally vented crawl space is one of the biggest crawl space concerns. As moisture increases in or under a structure, this increases the possibility of attracting and creating an environment that supports wood destroying insects (like termites), creates a space that encourages mold growth, and makes the structure susceptible to wood rot. Additionally, the effects of the excessive moisture can negatively impact indoor air quality.

The crawl space in a home may be out of sight but the effects of excessive moisture in a crawl space should never be overlooked.

Clint Miller Exterminating protects your crawlspace. We provide moisture control by using a high quality, tear resistant 6mil vapor liner to cover the ground. This system, along with proper drainage and a form of mechanical drying will provide great moisture control protection.

Additionally, CME can seal your vents and set up a dehumidifier.


With a moisture barrier, your home is healthier and dryer.

  • Condensational moisture
  • High levels of humidity
  • Ground moisture vapors
  • Moisture intrusion from outside of the foundation walls

If you are having problems with moisture in your home, having CME install a moisture barrier can help mitigate this problem. You may need water management also to get the full moisture issue under control.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS
Common symptoms of a crawl space moisture problem
  • Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space or living area
  • Musty odors in the living area
  • Condensation (“sweating”) on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
  • Condensation on insulation, water pipes or truss plates in the crawl space
  • Buckled hardwood floors
  • High humidity in the living area
  • Insect infestations
  • Rot in wooden framing members
  • Bare dirt, trash – unsightly
Why install a moisture barrier?
  • To reduce possibility of moisture from rising to the floor system
  • Reduce an environment that invites termites
  • Help prevent mold growth
  • Keep insulation from falling
  • Promote clean air inside house by reducing odors caused by moisture
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Crawl space is cleaner looking
  • Correct humidity
  • Dry crawl space surfaces
Factors affecting your estimate
  • Size of crawl space (square footage)
  • Height of crawlspace (entire house)
  • # of piers (including random placement vs. in rows)
  • Make sure crawl door is good, charge for repair if not sealed tightly.
  • Any trash in crawl? Must be removed!
  • HVAC ductwork locations
  • Piping
  • Cable lines and other wires
  • Any standing water?
  • Mold present?
  • Is a dehumidifier needed? Should vents be closed and crawl space sealed? * if house uses gas for HVAC, a fresh air supply must be added.
  • Gas or Oil Furnaces, Hot Water Venting?

 

 

 

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