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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier &
Encapsulation Services in Baltimore, MD

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation in Greater Baltimore

 

Crawl spaces are located underneath your home, so the chance of getting a water runoff is quite common. Unfortunately, a common design choice for crawl space floors happens to be dirt, so if left alone, they become a bad breeding ground for mold.

Installing a vapor barrier provides the crawl space with a moisture protection layer to protect the structure from the negative effects of moisture such as mold, floor failure, increased electricity costs, odors, insects, and dust mites. Moisture effects can also cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and other allergies.

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier installation

Vapor Barriers

A vapor barrier is a kind of material that’s used to resist moisture from entering through the wall, ceiling and floor. Essentially, a vapor barrier’s job is to create a layer of protection between your home and the dirty crawl space beneath it. It’s also useful as an energy-saving method so you can lower your heating bills while ensuring that your home feels more comfortable.

Here at Floodbusters Basements, we recommend having the CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System installed in your crawl space. It takes less than a day to install and you’ll have the best crawl space application on the market, with noticeable results on every level of your home!

 

The Problem with Crawl Space Vents

The old-fashioned way to build and treat crawl spaces, opening the vents and lining the floor with plastic sheet, was proven to be not only inefficient but also disastrous. Modern building science concluded that this type of treatment was either causing or aggravating the common crawl space problems so prevalent across the U.S.

Crawl spaces get moisture from two sources: groundwater and outside air.  The typical plastic floor cover doesn’t complete isolate the crawl from the ground, so groundwater is still evaporating into the space. To make matters worse, it tends to rip, tear and crumble overtime.

Crawl space ventilation, once thought to help dry things out, are allowing humid air from the outside in. That is especially bad during the summer, because humid air enters the cool crawl space, relative humidity levels reach above 100%, at which point condensation starts to occur. Wood beams and joists soak up the water, and the moist, soft woods invites mold, dry rot, and termites.

Level 2 Healthy Crawl Space Protection:

CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System, the Ultimate Solution for Crawl Spaces.

CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System
  • Completely isolates the crawl space from all sources of moisture.
  • Serves as a deterrent for pests and wildlife
  • Prevents radon gas from ascending into the crawl.
  • Helps lower energy bills
  • Strong tear resistant, 16-mil thick liner
  • Quality Product Made in USA
  • Class A Fire Rated
  • Fast, clean installation
  • Eliminate mold and mildew from the air in your home
  • Patented and warrantied systems

 

Healthy Basement & Healthy Crawl Space Certificate

The Healthy Basement and Crawl Space Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!

We offer 6 levels of Healthy Basement Certificate, and 5 levels Healthy Crawl Space Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.

Steps towards a healthy basement and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

Steps towards a healthy crawl space and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

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Service Area

Floodbusters Basements offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.