Vapor Barrier Installation
A vapor barrier serves an important function in your crawl space. Your crawl space is a damp place since the soil under your home gets no sunlight. The moisture that is in the soil will naturally rise and without a properly functioning vapor barrier, that moisture would rise into the structural elements of your home and potentially cause damage.
What Is A Vapor Barrier?
A vapor barrier does exactly what it sounds like. It creates a barrier that stops water vapors from rising. In addition to protecting the overall structural integrity from moisture, a vapor barrier also cuts down on moisture in general and can prevent mold from forming. As per the latest Oregon building code, a vapor barrier must be black and at least 6 mil. It should also be overlapping the seams by at least 6 inches and cover all the exposed soil.
Why Does A Pest Control Company Install Vapor Barriers?
As a pest control company, we go into a lot of crawl spaces. While in a crawl space, we look for conducive conditions that may be aiding the infestation of pests. Without a vapor barrier under your home, the moisture level rises and creates a conducive condition for a variety of pests. In particular, it creates a condition where wood destroying pests like termites and wood boring beetles thrive. So, installing a vapor barrier becomes an important element in keeping your home free from pests.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we offer great pricing in a variety of home services. We feel confident that we can not only meet, but beat just about anyone in the industry on price and quality of work. We would love the opportunity to prove it to you, so please give us a call today and allow us to provide you with a free inspection!