As Charleston’s trusted source for crawl space services, Crawlspace Medic® is your local source for vapor barrier inspections, repairs, and installations.
Vapor barriers (also known as moisture barriers) are a crucial part of a healthy crawl space. Without one, water vapor from the ground beneath your home in Charleston can build up inside your crawl space, creating unhealthy levels of moisture. In a surprisingly short amount of time, this can result in pest infestations, wood rot, or black mold.
A vapor or moisture barrier prevents this by blocking water vapor from entering your crawl space in the first place. This is accomplished by installing a layer of polyethylene sheeting across the floor of your crawl space and parts of the walls.
At Crawlspace Medic®, we recommend having your vapor barrier checked once per year as part of an annual crawl space inspection, as well as any time that you’re selling or buying a home in Charleston. That way, you can be sure that your crawl space is properly protected against moisture issues.
More About Our Vapor Barriers in Charleston
Crawlspace Medic® offers everything that homeowners in Charleston need to ensure a strong barrier against water vapor. Our services include:
- Crawl Space Inspections. We perform detailed inspections of crawl spaces, including a visual check of any existing moisture barrier. Our technicians also measure moisture levels in your crawl space, which can identify a damaged barrier that otherwise appears in good condition.
- Vapor Barrier Installations. If your crawl space in Charleston needs a new moisture barrier, Crawlspace Medic® can handle every aspect of installation. Unlike the standard 6 mil sheeting used by competitors, we use 10 mil polyethylene, which is 67% thicker. Every installation is custom designed according to the client’s unique needs and includes a full warranty.
- Crawl Space Encapsulation. Crawl spaces with severe moisture problems may need to be encapsulated. An encapsulation system will seal off the entire crawl space and will use a dehumidifier to regulate moisture levels. As with our moisture barrier installations, we use 10 mil sheeting, provide custom designs, and back our work with a full warranty.
Crawlspace Medic Proudly Serves the Charleston Area
As a locally owned and operated business, Crawlspace Medic® is proud to serve homeowners in the Charleston metro area. Our service area currently covers the following communities, as well as parts of the surrounding areas.
- Mt. Pleasant
- Kiawah Island
- Daniel Island
Call Crawlspace Medic® at (843) 225-7892 today for vapor barrier services in Charleston.