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Moisture Control

Birmingham Crawl Space Moisture Control

Did you know that the conditions in a crawl space can impact the living conditions inside your house?

Hidden out of sight and out of mind, your crawl space is still a part of your home. Measures should be taken to keep the space in good shape, secured from excessive moisture that could lead to mold, mildew and pest infestation. The moisture barrier and dehumidifier services provided by Perfect Services can protect your crawl space, helping to keep the conditions in your home more comfortable, healthy and pristine.

Vapor Barrier in Crawlspace

How Moisture Control Benefits A Home

The crawl space underneath a home can bring a host of problems if not properly cared for. Some issues that could occur include:

Excessive Moisture Build-Up - If water penetrates into your crawl space, it could mean a whole host of problems in the future, including the potential for mold and mildew to grow. In addition, dark moist areas are prime spots for pests and critters to live. Moisture barriers and dehumidifiers effectively protect the space from moisture by covering the space with vapor barriers and sealing it from outside threats from water, as well as the pests that come with them.

Loss Of Energy & Comfort - We take great care to insulate our homes’ attics, ceilings and walls. However, a great deal of energy could be slipping out right underneath your feet through the crawl space. Moisture Barrier helps to insulate your house from the bottom up, keeping your comfort levels high and your power bills low.

Poor Indoor Air Quality - Much of the air you breathe indoors can seep in from the crawl space. If mold and mildew are present, it could cause a health risk for your family. Or, even without mold and mildew, the stale, stagnant air of this area could negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality. With moisture barrier and a dehumidifier, you can rest assured that the air you are breathing above is not being impacted from below.

How do I control moisture in my crawl space near Birmingham?

Your crawl space is likely to have a moisture problem if the humidity rises above 65%. The installation of a moisture or vapor barrier is most likely necessary. The floor of your crawl space is typically covered with a thick sheet of plastic. A vapor barrier is essential if the crawl space has a dirt floor. The vapor barrier prevents moisture from getting behind the plastic and toward the floor's wood joists. The insulation is also kept dry. For this step, use a reputable business so you can be sure it was completed correctly. The air you breathe inside your home is shielded by the vapor barrier. It should be as germ- and allergen-free as possible.

If there is standing water in the crawl space make sure you address it in a timely manner. Get outside and grade the soil if it slopes toward the foundation. The dirt should slope away from the foundation, so check this.

How much does it cost to put a moisture barrier in a crawl space near Birmingham?

A moisture barrier for a crawl space can cost anywhere between $0.50 and $0.70 per square foot, depending on the barrier's quality and thickness. The vapor barrier's thickness is expressed in millimeters, and the thicker it is, the more expensive it will be.

Is it worth putting a dehumidifier in a crawl space near Birmingham?

By lowering humidity levels, a good dehumidifier can make your home less inviting to allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew. Also, a dehumidifier can help if you live in an area that is particularly humid or have small living spaces with little ventilation. Dehumidifiers also aid in maintaining structural integrity, conserve energy, and lessen skin and respiratory system irritation, allowing you to breathe more easily.

Perfect Crawl Space Moisture Barrier & Dehumidifier Services

Perfect Service is proud to serve the Birmingham area for home comfort services that go above, beyond and below to your crawl space. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are ready to help get your crawl space sealed up tight to protect it from moisture, pests and other threats. Homeowners in and around your area turn to Perfect Service for a number of reasons, including:

  • We are available day or night for emergency service.
  • Our team is highly trained and experienced.
  • The warranties we provide are the best in the area.
  • Our prices are affordable and our work top notch.

Curious about adding a moisture barrier and dehumidifier to your crawl space? We are happy to help! Connect with us online or call us today at 205-957-2022 and one of our team will be happy to help. We look forward to working with you on your home comfort project!