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Vapor Barrier

The best thing you can do when choosing a vapor barrier is pick one that’s high quality.

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There are several different elements of crawl space encapsulation, with one of the more important elements being the crawl space vapor barrier. This barrier is made of plastic, and it is laid across the dirt floor of your crawl space, ensuring pests and excess moisture don’t creep in to make your crawl space their home.

How Our Product Works

  1. At Peak Structural, we utilize a 20-mil-thick vapor barrier that is specially designed to keep your crawl space dry and free of water. We don’t recommend you attempt any repairs or even enter your crawl space. That should be left to professionals as the vapor barrier forms a seal to keep out the elements, pests, and debris. 
  2. Technicians will check that your crawl space is free of debris before the installation begins. They will then lay out the plastic barrier, ensuring that it is the correct size for your home’s crawl space and that all openings are covered. Using special adhesive, the barrier is then held down.
  3. Finally, technicians will add moisture-proof insulation to ensure your crawl space is properly encapsulated or waterproofed. Once your vapor barrier is installed, you can continue the process of encapsulating your crawl space, keeping your home and crawl space a more regulated area when it comes to temperature and moisture.

Why Our Product is Better Than the Competitors

  • Durability: Our crawl space vapor barriers are 20-mil-thick, much thicker than other crawl space vapor barriers in the industry. This means our barrier is less likely to sink into the ground, and it will be more resistant to rips and tears. 
  • Long-lasting: Because our crawl space vapor barrier is so thick and durable, this makes it capable of lasting longer than other vapor barriers. So, you won’t have to worry about fixing damage or replacing your barrier for quite some time.
  • Moisture-preventing: Our vapor barrier is exceptional at keeping moisture – and even pests – from getting inside your crawl space. This ensures that the humidity levels in your crawl space – and home – will remain stable and comfortable.

Signs Your Home Needs This Solution

Abnormal Moisture Levels

Encapsulated crawl spaces are designed to regulate the moisture levels in your crawl space, as well as inside your actual home. Excess moisture can make for a very uncomfortable living environment, even contributing to high electricity bills. While there will always be some moisture in your crawl space, an excessive amount is a problem.

Mold

As a result of a wet crawl space, mold can begin to form as it flourishes in damp, dark places such as your crawl space. Mold in your crawl space can quickly spread to the rest of your home, ruining personal possessions, and causing suffering to those who suffer from asthma or allergies.

Sagging Floor

If you have started noticing that your floors are beginning to sag, then the problem could be with your home’s crawl space. If you notice floor sagging in addition to musty odors, high humidity, and other waterproofing concerns. An expert can evaluate your sagging floors, and then check your crawl space for the issue.

FAQs

While not all homeowners choose to encapsulate their crawl space, it is still something that we recommend. So, yes, a crawl space vapor barrier is necessary if you want your crawl space to be sealed off from water, outside elements, debris, pests, and more.

At Peak, our vapor barriers are designed to prevent mold from being able to grow underneath the barrier. Because an encapsulated crawl space is effectively sealed off from moisture, there should not be any under the barrier, ensuring mold can’t thrive. 

The best thing you can do when choosing a vapor barrier is pick one that’s high quality. Our thick barriers ensure there will be no easy wear and tear. The more durable your barrier, the longer you will have that barrier working hard to keep your crawl space dry.

Call Us for A Free Inspection

As mentioned, Peak is equipped with both the staff and equipment to install the most effective barrier possible. Our crawl space barriers are designed to be durable and long-lasting, ensuring that you have a safe place to store personal belongings, and the temperature and moisture in your home stays at reasonable levels. We are committed to providing our customers with the best solutions possible. 

We proudly serve the DenverColorado Springs, and Grand Junction, so we understand the soil underneath your home and the weather that most often plagues your home. Contact us if you want a secure, dry crawl space. We offer free inspections at absolutely no obligation to you, so you can be 100 percent certain that your home needs repairs BEFORE any work is started. We also promise that we will never pull away from a job.

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