Sewer Specialist Avon
Sewer Specialist Avon
Sewer Specialist Avon certified,highly trained licensed contractors have the experience and products you need when it comes to solving, repairing and sealing your crawl space problems.
Water vapor is constantly trying to leave your crawl space. It is very hard to vent and remove this condensation. A crawl space vapor barrier may be the best way to stop the water.
Massive amounts of water are constantly being pulled to the surface beneath your crawlspace. This process occurs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just below the surface of the dirt, this water turns into water vapor. Water vapor is attracted to warm air. The air in your family room is almost always warmer than the air in your crawl space. The floor insulation and wood flooring do little or nothing to stop the water vapor in its constant pursuit of heat.
Sewer Specialist Avon – The only effective way to stop this water vapor migration is to properly install a high performance vapor barrier.Many builders, remodelers, and homeowners commonly mistake low density polyethylene plastic (4 or 6 mil poly) as being a high performance product. This material is often used in crawl spaces, beneath concrete slabs,or as a vapor barrier on exterior walls.
Often this product is manufactured using reprocessed plastic resins, scrap polyethylene, and fillers. The quality is sometimes inconsistent. Certain alkaline chemicals in soils can actually degrade the material. Small pin hole scan exist in brand new material.
Sewer Specialist Avon -The better choice, and the only product the Basement Professor uses, is a high density string reinforced polyethylene vapor barrier. These products are formulated from high quality virgin polyethylene. They are extremely resistant to punctures and tears. The high quality vinyl resists alkaline soils as well.They also do a much more effective job of stopping water vapor.
Installation:Installation of crawl space vapor barriers is not an easy task. All seams must overlap a minimum of 12 inches and be sealed with a special pressure sensitive tape. The vapor barrier is lapped up onto the side walls of the crawl space. It is then caulked and attached tightly to the side foundation walls with use of three quarter inch furring strips and masonry nails.
Sewer Specialist Avon -All objects (pipes, columns, masonry piers, etc.) that are sprouting from the soil beneath your crawl space require special attention. The vapor barrier is carefully cut around these objects and sealed with pressure sensitive tape.
Prior to installing the vapor barrier, be sure the soil is smoothed and all sharp objects are removed. This is done because when you work on top of the material installing it, these sharp objects may tear or puncture the vapor barrier.These punctures or tears could allow water vapor to escape into the crawlspace.