One common issue that many homeowners face in basements is the unwelcome presence of bugs. Especially during the dog days of summer, the warmer temperatures and higher humidity create optimal conditions for bug activity. Many pests are most active during this time, seeking shelter and moisture in cool, damp basements. In addition to the environment, […]
Fall is here, which means winter is just a few months away. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start preparing your crawl space for the cold. Doing so will help prevent frozen and burst pipes and high energy bills.
The vapor barrier in your home’s crawl space should last for many years. If yours is older, it may be time to get it inspected and if needed, replaced. Here are the most common signs you should keep an eye out for to determine if your crawl space vapor barrier needs attention:
A vapor barrier is a thick plastic sheeting system used to prevent moisture from entering a space—namely a crawlspace or basement. Vapor barriers provide many benefits to your home, including: