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Clean Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation, Cleaner Indoor Air

Footage for this video was captured prior to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations for the workplace.

All Colorado Radon Protects Developer's Home and Health with StegoCrawl® Encapsulation System

Is a Class 1 Vapor Retarder Good Enough for Crawl Space Encapsulation?

For starters, is it Class I or Class 1? Fun fact: it’s actually Class I.  

Protect Your New Home With Crawl Space Encapsulation

Installing the vapor barrier in the crawl space as it’s being built eliminates the need for your contractor to have to maneuver in a cramped space down the line.

Oftentimes, new homes are built with floor-to-floor insulation, including insulation in the crawl space. But while insulation helps to regulate temperature and conserve energy, it doesn’t provide enough moisture protection. Crawl space encapsulation with a vapor barrier is a great way to ensure a drier, safer, and more energy efficient environment, but many new homeowners mistakenly overlook this crucial component to a healthy home.

Preventative Measures for Encapsulating a Crawl Space After Flooding

Whether from a natural disaster or a busted pipe, flood damage can cause major problems for your home. Crawl spaces can take the brunt of this damage, and in many cases are left completely submerged in sitting water teeming with bacteria. That’s why it’s important to implement preventative measures, ensuring that you have a properly encapsulated crawl space that will diminish the likelihood of floods causing major damage to your home.

Achieving Clean Indoor Air Quality Through Crawl Space Encapsulation

Airborne allergens affect over 50 million Americans annually and the number increases every year. This should make indoor air quality a priority for property owners or managers. While some people believe that simply employing filters or air purifiers will do the trick, this may not always be the case.

Top 3 Things to Look for in a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Manufacturer

Although quality moisture protection is a crucial part of protecting all buildings, we are often guilty of not taking the time to fully research vapor barrier products and suppliers. Then, after the project is finished and the moisture-related problems begin, we scratch our heads in frustration, wondering how this could have happened.

Why Does My Crawl Space Smell? Troubleshooting the Source of Odor

I get a fair amount of calls from homeowners with various descriptions of crawl space odors.  One homeowner was complaining about an odor coming from his crawlspace, so I was able to refer them to a local contractor who I’d had experience with in the past. The contractor headed over to the home and reported finding an old rusty drum of oil stowed away in the crawl space. The home was old and no one knew how long it had been down there, but thanks to moisture in the crawl space, the barrel had finally rusted through. The odor of exposed oil was being drawn into the home via stack/chimney effect.

Rescuing a Crawl Space from Improperly Installed Spray Foam

If you’re like many contractors, chances are good that a substantial amount of your time is spent fixing someone else’s work. This is especially true when dealing with crawl spaces, where the finished product is hidden from the light of day. And because it’s so hidden, many homeowners will only pick up the phone when things have gotten so bad that its effects have started to impact other parts of the home.

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