Concrete Block Walls Are Very Porous
Concrete block walls are the most common and still used today, however, they're hollow and very porous. Since there are so many joints in the wall, its the least resistant to water and air going through them.
6 Mil Vapor Barrier Does Not Protect Your Crawl Space
Here you can see that the 6 mil vapor barrier installed, is ineffective. It easily rips and gets holes in it.
6 Mil Plastic Doesn't Install On Crawl Space Walls
Another big problem with installing a 6 mil vapor barrier in your crawl space, it's very difficult to attach to walls, which allows moisture to still pass through.
Ineffective Vapor Barrier in Madisonville, KY
Here's another photo of where you can see this homeowner's vapor barrier is doing nothing for their crawl space except bringing it an unhealthy environment, allowing moisture and water to enter, and will eventually cause mold.
Have Crawl Space Humidity? SilverGlo Helps Prevent it
SilverGlo Crawl Space Wall Insulation is the superior choice for a dry, energy-efficient crawl space. It is expanded polystyrene insulation with graphite infused into it. These tiny particles reflect heat and lower the material's conductivity for a superior R-value per inch. SilverGlo makes your crawl space and floors above them warmer in the winter and lowers your cost of homeownership by reducing your heating bills.
Drainage Matting Installed Under CleanSpace
Drainage Matting is a durable matting that creates a drainage space and thermal break between the CleanSpace and the ground. This adds durability and puncture resistance and provides a comfortable cushioning for your knees when crawling on it. It also creates a an air space that acts as a thermal break giving some insulation value.
Entire Crawl Space Sealed with CleanSpace in Madisonville, KY
The CleanSpace liner is used to isolate the home from the earth completely and permanently. CleanSpace is a heavy 20 mil-thick liner - like a pool liner. The white finish really brightens your crawl space and allows you to easily see that your crawl space is free of mold, insects, and dirt.
CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Prevents Mold Growth
The CleanSpace is manufactured with an antimicrobial additive called UltraFresh - molded right into the material. It will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface.
CleanSpace Completely Sealed Over Floor And Walls in Crawl Space
The CleanSpace liner is completely sealed over the floor and walls to fully isolate your home environment from the earth. The result is an attractive, bright, tough, impervious liner - and a healthy home above it!
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Along with protect from mold and rot, a dry crawl space will also be inhospitable to termites, cockroaches, ants, crickets, and many other pests that need moisture to survive. It also adds increased comfort - no drafty floors! Increases your home value and also addes additional storage space