In the humid climate we live in here in Virginia, you have to take necessary measures to ensure your home doesn’t fall victim to moisture problems. These problems can start in your crawl space and cause damage that will end up inviting wood destroying organisms into your home which can result in expensive repairs. At All About Bugs Pest Control, we know how important it is that you do everything in your power to keep these destructive pests out of your home. We provide our valued customers with vapor barrier moisture control services to give you the protection you need to keep your home safe.
Benefits of Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation
When you have excessive moisture in your crawl space, it can be a recipe for disaster. Have you noticed that there is a dank, mildew smell that will not leave your home? It could be excessive moisture in your crawl space that is to blame. This can lead to health problems as well as pest problems for you. There are many benefits that come from relying on the experts at All About Bugs Pest Control to install a vapor barrier in your crawl space.
– Increased Energy Efficiency
– Improved Air Quality
– Reduced Rot
– Reduced Pest Problems
– Eliminate Mold Risk
Process to Install Crawl Space Moisture Barrier
Vapor barriers are polyethylene sheets that can be placed on the uncovered soil in your crawl space to prevent moisture from seeping through and increasing the relative humidity in the area. They are effective at getting rid of moisture under the house. When you choose All About Bugs Pest Control, we use only the highest quality products that will give you the best chance at keeping moisture out of the crawl space. When cheaper materials are used, you will not get the reinforcement that you need to be successful. Following is our process for installing a crawl space vapor barrier in your home:
– Locate the crawl space entrance.
– Get rid of moisture using a dehumidifier, large fans, or sump pumps.
– Clean up the crawl space so not no debris will pierce the vapor barrier.
– Install the plastic moisture barrier and seal it properly to avoid moisture from getting in.
– Install barrier to the walls and columns.
– Cover the vents.
Why Moisture is a Problem
When your home’s structure is weakened by excessive moisture, it makes it more susceptible to pests. They are attracted to wood damaged by water because it is easier to bore out their nests, digest and gain entry into your home. Not only are you going to likely see problems with insects, but there are some wildlife and rodents that will be able to better gain access into your home when it is damaged by water. Some of the pests that you need to worry about include:
– Powderpost Beetles
– Carpenter Ants
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Moisture Control in Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Ashland, Petersburg & Greater Richmond, VA | Dinwiddie County, Virginia
If you are interested in reinforcing your home with a crawl space vapor barrier, there is no one better for the job than All About Bugs Pest Control. We have the training and expertise that it takes to ensure the job is done right, and that you have the protection you need. Call us today!