Vapor Barrier Installation

A vapor barrier is a polyethylene sheet that is installed as a floor covering in your crawlspace. The primary function of a vapor barrier is to prevent elevated moisture levels in your crawlspace and home. Crawlspaces typically have a dirt floor; the moisture in the dirt floor will evaporate and seep into the air and systems under your house. The elevated moisture increases the risk of things like mold, rust, wood rot and air quality which could compromise the structural integrity of your home and your health.

NOTE: As of 2009, North Carolina building code requires total vapor barrier coverage in all new homes which emphasizes their importance.

While a vapor barrier reduces problems caused by elevated moisture levels, it does not eliminate them. A crawlspace encapsulation system is the best way to remove all risk related to crawlspace moisture issues. A vapor barrier is one step toward sealing your crawlspace.

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Vapor Barrier Benefits

Controls Moisture Levels

Water can seep into your home through the soil in your crawlspace’s dirt floor. The presences of this water increase the moisture and humidity levels in the air and in the structures in the crawlspace. Vapor barriers helps to keep the crawlspace dry by preventing moisture from coming up through the floor.

Reduces Mold Conducive Environment

Mold grows best in dark and damp environments which means a crawlspace is a prime location for mold to develop and thrive. Reducing moisture levels by installing a vapor barrier decreases the risk of mold growth and damage.

Preserves the Systems under your House

Moisture can corrode metals, rot wood, and deteriorate insulation. A vapor barrier helps to control and reduce the moisture level in the crawlspace which protects the major (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.) systems that are found there.

Protects your Homes Structure

Moisture in the crawlspace can lead to wood rot and deterioration which compromises the structural integrity of your home and ultimately results in a very hefty repair bill. Vapor barriers help to keep water and moisture out and keeps your home structurally sound.

The Vapor Barrier Installation Process

Vapor barrier installation is comprised of a simple three step process that includes: clearing the crawlspace, installing the polyethylene liner and taping the seams of the liner. A vapor barrier that is installed incorrectly can be as bad as not having a vapor barrier at all.

Clear Out Debris

The technicians will begin by removing all the debris from the crawlspace which includes anything that is not attached to the home.

Install the Liner

The Elite Moisture Solutions team will install a reinforced 9-mil, 15-mil or 36-mil polyethylene liner that will cover the entire crawlspace floor.

Step 3

Once the liner has been installed the technicians will tape all the seams which will act as a seal between the various pieces of liner and will ensure total coverage.

Why us?

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Our team is committed to providing an excellent, stress free experience with quality assurance measures that guarantee you are satisfied when the job is done.

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We provide free visual inspections and a customized estimate for your home or business.

Prompt Service

Our team guarantees all initial inspections are performed within 2 business days.

Maintenance Plans

This is our crawlspace mold free guarantee!

Customer Reviews

Mason Bailey
1/28/2020 - Google

Ben was a pleasure to work with. Everything he said would happen did, and on time. I hope you never have a moisture issue, but if you do don't hesitate to reach out to Ben with Elite Moisture Solutions.

Dale C.
5 star rating
12/27/2019 - Yelp

After trying to find someone that could seal up our crawl space along with removing a bunch of mold that had built up under our house, we found the guys at Elite. They're very professional and offer reasonable pricing, plus their crew were workers that were North Carolina natives. The bad smell from the mold is gone, plus our power bill has dropped to a fraction of what it was before!

Jake A.
12/28/2019 - Thumbtack

I appreciate honest work. I have referred Elite to several people because I know they will be honest with the assessment and provide the solutions the customer actually needs. This has been the case time and time again. These are often customers that I service and having a trusting relationship with me so it is important that they are taking care of.

Steve Hartnett
1/28/2020 - Google

Chris and Ben did such a good job explaining the moisture and mold issues I had in my crawl space. They were very punctual and reasonably priced. If anyone ever needs their crawl space encapsulated, give them a call! Highly recommended!

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