Crawl Space Vapor Barrier in Des Moines, Iowa
Worried about Dirt Crawl Space & Crawl Space Ventilation? We Can Help!
We are the crawl space moisture and environment experts in central Iowa. If you have crawl space mold or crawl space moisture problem of any kind, call us and we'll be there with experience and professionalism that will surpass your expectations.
We offer crawl space repair solutions in Iowa. Contact Mid West Basement Systems for a free crawl space inspection and estimate.
Dirt crawl spaces affect you and your entire home. To make your home healthier, cleaner and more energy efficient, your crawl space needs to be encapsulated - separated from the earth and sealed from outside air. Learn how to fix your dirt crawl space, properly deal with crawl space ventilation, and protect your home and family.
Concrete crawl spaces should be fixed, as well, to offer better air quality and home energy savings. Not only does a white liner really brighten up a crawl space, but sealing moisture from permeating up through the porous concrete floor, will lower the relative humidity - helping to improve energy efficiency throughout the home and prevent mold growth.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
A crawl space dehumidifier plays an important part in drying out and creating a healthier crawl space environment. The SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier allows you to set the relative humidity level to match your personal comfort zone.
Mold and Mildew, Odors and Crawl Space Moisture
Mold and odorsare common to crawl spaces due to the cool environment coupled with vented air flow from the outside. Mold thrives in damp environments where there is plenty of food (your home) for them to eat. Sealing a crawl space with an impervious liner will result in lower levels of crawl space moisture - this is the best solution to lower the relative humidity and thus prevent mold growth.
A dirt, vented or unconditioned concrete crawl space under a home is a very bad idea. The earth has very high humidity in the soil. This water vapor moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into the house environment.
Crawl spaces do not have to be wet or flooded to be extremely unhealthy.
The natural airflow in a house is from bottom to top. This sucks the moist air and everything in it up into the living areas of the home. Mold spores, odors, humidity and critters create a very unhealthy environment for people. Many people experience a host of allergic symptoms, and don't realize that their dirt crawl space is affecting their health.
Now there is a solution to dirt crawl spaces - The CleanSpace System - developed by Basement Systems, the world leader in dry basement and crawl space technology.
The CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System
The CleanSpace system completely isolates your home from the earth, dramatically reducing the humidity level in the air. Lower humidity levels reduce or, in some cases, eliminate mold growth, rot, and critters from your crawl space, making the entire house healthier.
The liner is a heavy 20-mil-thick material, similar to a pool liner. It is manufactured in seven layers - a blend of high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, and two layers of polyester-cord reinforcement. It is blue on one side and white on the other. The bright white finished side really brightens a crawl space with the available lighting and allows you to easily see that your crawl space is free of mold, insects, and dirt. The CleanSpace liner is tough enough for you to crawl on it and use your crawl space for storage. Service people can crawl on it without worry of putting holes or tears in the liner. The liner completely stops moisture penetration.
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