Moisture barriers, also known as vapor barriers, can be an important part of keeping your home structurally sound, reducing humidity, and deterring pests, just to name a few benefits. Here at Crawlspace Medic®, we offer a variety of moisture control solutions for homes in the Raleigh, North Carolina area that are experiencing moisture problems. We begin by inspecting your home’s crawl space to determine if the wood moisture content level is below 20%. If it is and there isn’t any damage found, you can rest easy knowing your home and family won’t suffer the ill effects related to unsafe moisture levels.
If, on the other hand, the level is higher, we will discuss which of our moisture remediation solutions is best for the situation at hand. Often, simple moisture barriers are enough, and we typically install a 10-mil white polyethylene barrier taped along the seams and spiked to the ground to create a continuous barrier against moisture. Moisture barriers also make your crawl space look nicer, which can be a plus when you sell your home down the road and the buyer’s home inspector tells them you have taken care of the home properly.
Rest assured that if your home needs a more involved process, such as crawl space drainage or an encapsulation system, as a general contractor, we are equipped and licensed to take those steps. Our initial inspection and our years of experience will enable us to give you an accurate recommendation on how to proceed.
If you have any questions about moisture barriers or any of our crawl space services, don’t hesitate to contact us.