Rats, mice, and rodents are all common in the Dublin, VA area. There are also several types of insects that can invade a home, create damage, and make living in the home less comfortable. Moisture is another big problem that can plague basements and crawlspaces in the area. Knowing how to get rid of pest invasions and moisture buildup is only half the battle. What you really need to do is prevent pests from entering your home, and you can do this by installing a crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barriers, which will help prevent certain types of pest invasions and prevent moisture from entering the house.

Moisture Control

One of the biggest benefits to getting a vapor barrier installation is that it prevents moisture from building up in the basement. The soil underneath a building often has moisture from melting snow and rain storms. One of the consequences of this is that crawlspace mold can grow more easily, which can be hazardous to the health of the building’s occupants. Mold can also grow in basements more easily if moisture seeps in through cracks in the foundation. Vapor barrier plastic and other types of crawlspace encapsulation materials can prevent a lot of moisture problems in the lower levels of the home or building.

Crawlspace encapsulation can also prevent many types of pests from infiltrating the crawlspace and basement. In this process, gaps are closed up so that rodents can’t get inside, and certain materials that might attract pests, such as wood, are removed from the crawlspace. The type of barrier that’s installed will also prevent many insects from burrowing into the crawlspace.

Materials Used in Crawlspace Encapsulation

When you have your crawlspace encapsulated or get other types of moisture barrier services, there are several types of vapor barrier materials that will most likely be used. Some of these include vapor barriers, crawlspace liners, insulation board, wall liner, and polyethylene sealer. The technician might also install a dehumidifier and a water alarm.

  • Vapor barriers
  • Crawlspace liners
  • Insulation board
  • Wall liner
  • Polyethylene sealer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Vapor alarm

Services That CrawlSpace Care Offers

At Crawlspace Care, we offer several solutions to your moisture and insect problems, including:

  • Crawlspace vapor barriers around vents
  • Vent sealing
  • Fungi prevention services
  • Encapsulation

Let CrawlSpace Care show you how we can protect your property and your family’s health with our services by giving us a call today.