In the majority of cases, the best solution for these issues is to encapsulate the crawl space using vapor shield technology. They were designed to stop water vapor and gases from the soil from building up in your basement and moving around your home by preventing vaporous gases in the soil from building up in your basement. Vapor shields also limit the evaporation in the crawl space and lower the overall humidity of your home. Once the crawlspace, or cellar, has been fully encapsulated, you can rest assured knowing that moisture will no longer build up. It also keeps the wooden joists dry and sturdy, and stops your homes insulation from becoming wet and damaged. Vapor shields are by far the best solution for this particular problem.
They also have added advantage of keeping out rodents and other unwanted visitors such as ants or termites.
Vapor shields are often best used with conjunction with a drainage system, either using a sump pump or a French drain. If you’re not sure exactly which type of system your crawlspace needs, give us a call and we’ll send one of our experts to your home to do a free inspection. We’ll explain the issue that you’re having and lay out a plan to permanently solve your problems. We are very approachable and love to answer your questions! Just give us a call or email us today.