There is a big difference between having plastic on the ground and having it properly sealed. At Pure Air Solutions we will not only solve your mold issues, but we want to prevent any future growth. When we do a mold inspection we will also look to see if there is any potential for future problems. There are a lot of options we do in house and other we are happy to refer to professionals we work closely with in your area. Whether its sealing up a crawl space, adding venting to an attic, or upgrading insulation, we are here to help!
Vapor barriers are put in place to limit the amount of water vapor from the ground. They are usually made of 6mil polyethylene plastic and just applied to the ground floor. They provide a thin barrier on the ground floor and are best utilized in a crawl space that has minimal ground water issues.
Unlike vapor barriers, moisture barriers are installed to keep liquid water from the ground and foundation wall from entering a building. Moisture barriers are twice as strong as vapor barriers (12mil) and can give you the piece of mind the water will not enter your crawlspace. They are installed on the ground floor and the foundation walls. Moisture barriers are necessary in a crawl space when you have a lot of ground water issues. This could be from having clay soil, the home being built next to a water source or even having your home at the bottom of a sloped terrain.