Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in a Crawl Space?
Generally speaking, yes. A vapor barrier is necessary in a crawl space. It’s the most efficient and effective way to seal the crawl space off from the damp ground beneath it. Vapor barriers help to prevent moisture in the ground from entering the crawl space. Without a vapor barrier, the moisture would dampen the crawl space, leading to possible mold and mildew growth, wood rot, and other crawl space problems. So, yes, vapor barriers are essential to encapsulating a crawl space, but they are not the only component to a well-sealed space.
In order to properly seal a crawl space and eliminate moisture, pipes, vents, and other openings need to be sealed off, and a dehumidifier should be installed. This ensures that there is almost no opportunity for moisture to enter the crawl space, and if it does, the dehumidifier will remove it immediately. With a full, complete, and effective encapsulation system, crawl spaces can be transformed from dark, wet areas to useful storage space.
Crawl Space Waterproofing & Encapsulation from Engineered Solutions
If you are looking for a reliable foundation company to install a vapor barrier and encapsulation system for your crawl space, look no further than the professionals at Engineered Solutions. We have unrivaled experience encapsulating crawl spaces in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and are confident that we can help you next. We install premium systems, using lasting materials, and offer five-star customer service, as well as lifetime workmanship warranties.
For more information about the crawl space encapsulation services we offer to homeowners in Atlanta, GA, and throughout the surrounding areas, contact Engineered Solutions today.