Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in Your Basement?
Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in Your Basement? What is a Vapor Barrier? A vapor barrier is an encapsulation made of foil or plastic designed to keep moisture out of the basement. This material will help damp-proof your basement or crawlspace, helping you avoid moisture-related damage, like dry rot and mold. It is not the same thing as waterproofing, but it is an important part. Signs You Need a Vapor Barrier In addition to the humidity levels in your area, several everyday factors can contribute to moisture in the air, like cooking, house plants, and showers. When too much moisture … Read More
Tips for Dry Winter Crawl Space in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming
Keep your Crawl Space Dry this Winter The winter months bring plenty of wet weather which can be a problem for South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming homeowners. Crawl spaces can be negatively affected by moist conditions, and since your crawl space is such an integral part of your home’s structural integrity it is important to take care of it, especially during the winter. The best way to take care of it is by keeping an eye out for moisture. Watch for mold and mildew growth, wood rot, floor cracks, wall cracks, ceiling cracks, musty odors, humid air, and leaks or … Read More