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Is a Vapor Barrier Enough to Control Humidity and Moisture, and prevent mold in a Crawl Space?

Merely throwing a vapor barrier in your crawl space is not enough to ensure that the area remains Healthy and free of mold. To achieve this, it takes more than just one component - various elements must be implemented together for optimal humidity control.


A loose vapor barrier is not enough to protect a crawl space from humidity and excess moisture. Without being sealed or anchored, the vapor and moisture can easily permeate into the area below your home. To be most effective in keeping uncomfortable levels of air dampness at bay, it's essential that any protective layer on top of the soil provide an impenetrable seal against potential sources of damaging wetness.


Having a vapor barrier that isn't properly anchored, overlapped, and sealed can create serious complications. Without these necessary steps taken in the installation process, even mundane activities such as standing or walking on it could cause shifting of the material exposing dirt beneath – drastically reducing its effectiveness at blocking the humidity from entering your home's living space. Securing this layer of defense is crucial for keeping moisture out!


Healthy Homes takes protecting your home very seriously and always ensures that vapor barriers are secured properly. Whether the crawl space is open or closed, it's paramount to make sure no moisture can seep through and damage the interior of your house - so they anchor down those shields with great care!

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