Vapor Barrier Services in Southern NH and Eastern MA
Waterproofing your basement goes a long way in protecting your home from immediate and long-term damage. You want to do everything possible to safeguard your property, including going the extra mile with your waterproofing.
At Rescon Basement Solutions, it’s our mission to provide you with the highest quality service and craftsmanship while exceeding your expectations. One of the services we provide is vapor barriers. When used correctly, they can be an effective solution for preventing moisture from seeping into your home and causing damage. Vapor barriers have been used in the industry for a number of years and are one of our most effective tools.
Understanding What A Vapor Barrier Does
Vapor barriers are often found in crawl spaces, but they can also be installed in basements. Understanding what a vapor barrier does is the first step to deciding if you need one for your home.
A vapor barrier is a sheet of plastic that acts as an extra layer between the water and your home’s foundation. They are resistant to mold and mildew, making them ideal for these spaces, especially during the winter. They also work to control the temperature in your home, which helps to save you money on heating and cooling costs.
In addition, they will help to prevent damage from rising moisture. Installing a vapor barrier typically requires installing some insulation on top of it. They can usually be installed in as little as one day but may take longer, depending on the size of your basement.
Why Your Basement Needs A Vapor Barrier
A vapor barrier will do the trick if you’ve been searching for an affordable and effective way to waterproof your basement. We always suggest installing a vapor barrier if you’ve recently moved into a new home or want to prevent damage from moisture.
Call our professionals for assistance if you’ve noticed signs of water damage or are experiencing water issues. Additionally, contact us for help if you notice any of the following problems:
- Increased energy bills
- Fluctuating temperatures in your basement
- Standing water
It’s critical to take action should you notice water seeping through your foundation. We can help you with a vapor barrier installation to prevent water from seeping through the walls of your home.
Other benefits of using a vapor barrier include aesthetic appeal. Often, basements aren’t exactly the most aesthetic areas of the home. A vapor barrier can help keep your basement looking nice while giving you the protection it needs.
Maintaining A Vapor Barrier
Most vapor barriers may indeed have issues with warping or tearing. However, our team encourages all homeowners to have an annual inspection performed to ensure the vapor barrier is in proper working order. We will also check for signs of moisture or water damage.
If you notice any, we can come out and perform a thorough inspection to determine the cause. More importantly, it could also save you from a costly expense down the line if you handle the problem while it is still minor.
Checking the Status of Your Vapor Barrier
There are several easy ways you can check your vapor barrier. The most delicate parts include the edges, which can rip. If you see any rips or tears in the plastic wrap or vapor barrier, it is best to have it replaced immediately. A support system will also be in place that keeps the plastic wrap in place. It is a series of strong cables that are attached to the walls and ceiling. If you notice any movement or sagging, it might be time for a replacement.
Rescon Basement Solutions Installs Vapor Barriers
Now that you understand a little more about how vapor barriers work, you’re ready to get an installation. When installing a vapor barrier in a basement, it is important to choose a durable and impermeable material and a company with experience.
Some standard options include polyethylene sheeting, foil-faced insulation, and kraft paper. The vapor barrier should be installed on the warm side of the basement, which is typically the side that faces the living area of the house. In most cases, the vapor barrier will be installed between the studs or joists of the frame. Once the vapor barrier is in place, it is important to seal any seams or gaps with tape or caulk to ensure that moisture cannot penetrate through. If you are working with a sub-par company for installation, you may be setting your basement up for failure in the future.
Contact Rescon Basement Solutions For A Free Estimate
We are honored to help our customers have a dry basement that they enjoy being in.
Contact Rescon Basement Solutions today for a free estimate. The sooner you act, the better your chance to have your basement protected from moisture or water damage. Feel free to give us a call or request a quote online, and one of our team members will come out to your property for a consultation. We look forward to helping you with your next project!