Crawlspaces that have tight and limited space can often cause more complications in a home than a standard basement, and that is typically when you need crawl space waterproofing done. Typically with dirt floors, and with mostly stone foundation, crawlspaces are the perfect gateway into the home for moisture, humidity and radon. Crawlspace encapsulation is a process that should be in any basement health experts’ knowledge base. By encapsulation you control direct flooding from reaching floor boards and support beams, limit the transfer tof humidity from the crawl space to the rest of the home, and give radon mitigation systems a fighting chance at doing the job they were designed for (if one is needed).
Crawlspaces can be usable space for storage, utility and made safe for insulation for the floor. Encapsulation can support energy conservation by providing safe installation of insulation; by limiting it’s contact with moisture, and by controlling the passage of air through the foundation walls. Low permeability vapor barrier in conjunction with the sealed Grate Drain system protects the basement wall against contributing extra moisture to the basement.
Moisture can cause poor air quality, mold, mildew, fungus, odors, and damage to moisture sensitive equipment. FinishShield is a 14 mil cross-laminated vapor barrier that is Fire Retardant. It is the most economical vapor barrier and perfect if you are going to install finished basement walls. Protects against moisture, mold, mildew, humidity, and potential walls leak. HD FinishShield is a 16 mil, Fire Retardant wall vapor barrier. Recommended as a durable wall covering. It is perfect for basement walls where a customer may not finish right away, but would like the protection against moisture, mold, mildew, humidity and potential wall leaks! Call Us Today!