Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Compromised Vapor Barrier in Falls of Rough, KY
When the vapor barrier is compromised by moisture, then the crawl space can be a danger to the home and anyone living on the floor above the crawl space. Moisture had led the pink insulation to fall from the ceiling of the crawl space in Falls of Rough, KY. Fiberglass insulation only works in a closed cavity. Fiberglass insulation is loose and air passes right through it. When it is positioned between the joists in a vented crawl space, with the paper or foil side up and the unfaced side down, it is not doing much at all.
To prevent moisture from happening again, all openings were closed. This action prevents outside air from entering and will create a dry air flow in the crawl space. CleanSpace was installed through the crawl space’s floor to cover any cracks and water that would rise to the surface of the ground. A SmartSump pump was put in to pump out any excess water. These products will effectively end the issue of the vapor barrier.
CleanSpace covers the floor and walls of the crawl space from any potential outside contact.
A SmartSump Pump is installed to pump out any water that enters the crawl space.
Another Wall Opening
This is a comparison of a covered and uncovered wall opening in a crawl space.
Fiberglass insulation is seen throughout the floor. This insulation is no longer working and is useless for the home.