Posts Tagged ‘moisture barrier’
What is a Class 1 Vapor Retarder?
Crawl spaces require a class 1 vapor retarder to be installed on the exposed dirt to assist in moisture control. Although, moisture control is the goal, rarely is installing a vapor retarder alone able to control moisture. Many builders and home improvement contractors are under the assumption that throwing down plastic controls crawl space moisture…Read More
Why is My Crawl Space Wet After New HVAC Install?
It is common for homeowners to experience extremely wet crawl spaces after installing a new heating and air conditioning system. In the warmer, more humid parts of the country, it is quite common to have the HVAC system running way colder than the previous one. Moisture can find its way into crawl spaces even when…Read More
Warning Signs of Crawl Space Water Problems
There are many warning signs of crawl space water problems, so today we are going to talk about how to tell if your crawl space is wet without using moisture meters. Now, most of the time when you go into the crawl space, if you have those meters, it really paints the picture if you…Read More
Misconception: Crawl Space Dehumidifier With No Vapor Barrier
Installing a crawl space dehumidifier with no plastic is a mistake all homeowners should avoid. When it comes to crawl space humidity control, the dehumidifier is the heart, but you need other items to help. The Crawl Space Needs a Dehumidifier Crawl space dehumidifiers are vital in controlling humidity. Crawl space encapsulation with dehumidification can…Read More