Excessive water can cause significant damage to crawlspaces if not properly addressed. Heavy rains, lack of ventilation, and inefficient drainage are primary causes of potentially damaging moisture in crawlspaces. Expensive and dangerous damage can be done if left alone over time. These issues include:
- Rodents, termites, and other critters
- Rotting wood and structural issues
- Mold that is severely dangerous to one’s health
- Standing water
- Reduced home value
Three major liabilities of an un-encapsulated and humid crawl space:
Too much moisture ruins insulation and damages your wood floors and your home’s foundation.
Your crawl space’s dark, humid environment is perfect for mold and bacteria growth.
Mold and mildew smells. Over time those nasty odors creep into your living space.
Crawl Space Encapsulation with Hydraliner®
Hydraliner® is a vapor barrier product to seal off residential basements and crawlspaces from incoming moisture, insects, and rodents. Hydraliner® provides complete protection in crawlspace and basements that retain water or moisture, which can create potential rot. The exposed earth beneath a home can, in turn, impact the structural integrity of a home or the health of the occupants. Moisture can also breed a variety of living organisms from mold spores to insects.
Hydraliner® serves as a blockade to invasive animals such as termites, beetles, rodents, or snakes. These invasive animals can cause damage to exposed wood, thus putting the home at greater risk. Mold can harmfully generate toxins; Humidity levels can range from 50%-90% in a crawlspace, which are perfect conditions for mold to grow. Hydraliner® will help prevent mold in and around a home, leaving fewer allergens in the air.