Moisture Control

crawlspace moisture control before and after

Since 60% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space when your windows are closed, it is important to address any moisture or odor problems.  The installation of a vapor barrier which is a 6 mil plastic sheet placed on the ground of the crawl space helps control moisture and odors issues.

 

 

 

 

Moisture in your basement (and the mold that results from it) is prone to enter your home's living space and cause indoor air quality problems for you and your family. Our whole-house solution addresses this problem at the root by eliminating sources of moisture in your basement or crawlspace.

This infographic explains some of the further risks of crawlspace moisture problems: 

crawlspace moisture diagram

This fact sheet form FEMA further explains the full range of moisture barrier systems, which are critical in controlling your home's moisture and reducing the risk of rot, mold, and the resulting structural and indoor air quality problems that result from a lack of moisture control.

moisture barrier systems

It's important to remember that moisture problems in buildings are often not visible to the naked eye. This graphic provides a good explanation of the importance of proper lapping and a holistic solution to water control.

moisture barrier diagram

 

For more information, call 323-646-2534 or email us at info@buildingdoctors.com

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