Controlling moisture is an important step in preventing damage from insects, mold and fungi in your home. If you are experiencing problems with moisture levels under the home, Curry’s provides a few services that will add another layer of protection to your property.
MOISTURE VAPOR BARRIERS
The installation of a moisture barrier and proper foundation ventilation are important to preserving the wood foundation and subflooring of your home.
The installation of a Curry’s moisture barrier in the crawlspace will cause soil moisture to condense on the underside of the barrier and return to the soil. This reduces condensation on floor joists, subflooring and other structural timbers that could lead to attack by wood- destroying insects.
A Curry’s moisture barrier is professionally installed in the crawlspace, allowing wood to dry slowly, minimizing warping and cracking. Each barrier is made of 6-mil polyethylene, a combination proven to provide protection over the years and reduce barrier deterioration.
INSTALL FOUNDATION VENTS – LOUVERED AND AUTOMATIC
Crawl spaces are a source of moisture in a home providing an environment for mold, fungi, and insects that destroy wood framing.
A moist crawl space area is not only a health hazard, but can present structural problems with wood rot and is also a magnet for termites. Crawl space condensation is a common problem and a serious one.
Foundation vents, are as their name implies, installed along the foundation of your home. These louvered metal vents allow air to circulate throughout a basement or crawl space and prevent dangerous moisture from building up beneath the house.
Automatic foundation vents used are as a defense against excess moisture in crawlspaces of homes and buildings.
Once installed by a Curry’s professional, this type of vent opens and closes automatically depending on air temperature, allowing the proper amount of air to circulate under the structure. No electricity is needed.
Automatic vent features include:
- Help save heating costs in winter
- Dual screens on both sides of vent prevent pest entry into the crawlspace
- Enhance the value and beauty of your home
- Help prevent frozen water and sewer pipes
- Convenience and peace of mind knowing that your vents are opened or closed automatically during the appropriate season
Curry’s specialists can determine if your foundation ventilation is adequate and make the recommendations and repairs needed to help you control moisture problems in your home.