Just like any part of your home, a crawl space has an important function to fulfill. If it is not in good condition, it can affect your energy bill, health, and your home’s integrity.
Many crawl spaces in Oklahoma and NW Arkansas suffer from water damage and high humidity, which not only ruins personal belongings, but creates an unstable environment where mold and mildew can grow and your structural security can falter.
Our crawl space repair services will provide a clean storage environment, decrease moisture, and increase overall energy efficiency in your home. Foundation Repair Services offers crawl space encapsulation in Oklahoma and Arkansas using a vapor barrier made by Earth Contact Products (ECP). A vapor barrier is designed to stop water from moving into the crawl space and stop moisture from rotting the wood. crawl space encapsulation helps guard against mold, mildew, allergens, fungus, radon, and heat loss.
Not all vapor barriers are created equal. The ECP vapor barrier is made using a triple-ply woven, high density polyethylene membrane. Foundation Repair Services uses the ECP CSVP 10 which is 10-mil thick, and the CSVP 16 which is 16-mil thick for crawl space encapsulation. Hardware stores often carry a vapor retarder that is 6-mil thick and inexpensive. These thin vapor retarders do not resist tearing and punctures, so once the material has even a small hole, it will completely lose its effectiveness.
The vapor barrier is sealed with ECP seam tape applied between the foundation wall and the crawl space vapor barrier. This tape has a low water vapor permanence and bonds to surfaces over a wide temperature range. A crawl space that is encapsulated creates a controlled environment. A crawl space that is not encapsulated causes many problems such as:
As a homeowner, having a safe and healthy home is important to you and your family. Let the professionals at Foundation Repair Services of Oklahoma create a healthier home by installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space. Contact us today to get started with your free quote. We offer crawl space encapsulation services throughout Oklahoma and NW Arkansas, including Fort Smith, Tulsa, Muskogee, and surrounding areas.