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20 Mil Vapor Barrier – 6 Reasons Why Thicker is BEST

crawl sealMany individuals make the painstaking mistake of believing they can address their crawl space problems by selecting the most inexpensive solution and completing it as a DIY project. However, as we have shown, crawl space repair is NOT a DIY project and it’s not a project you want to cut corners on. Furthermore, a 20 mil vapor barrier is the first step in solving any moisture problems in your crawl space.

With so many vapor barrier varieties available on the market, individuals assume they can remedy their crawl space issues by choosing any sized vapor barrier. Wrong!

Vapor barriers available in 6 mil, 10 mil, 12 mil and 15 mil are widely available, but they do not compare to the effectiveness of a 20 mil vapor barrier.

Vapor barriers available in 6 mil, 10 mil, 12 mil and 15 mil are widely available, but they do not compare to the effectiveness of a 20 mil vapor barrier.

In order to COMPLETELY solve your crawl space problems you must choose the BEST course of action, which involves choosing the BEST vapor barrier solution: a 20 mil vapor barrier liner.

6 Reasons Why 20 Mil Vapor Barrier Liners are BEST

1. Longevity
20 mil vapor barrier liners are more durable and last longer than other liners due to their increased thickness. CrawlSeal’s 20 mil liner is composed of 7 layers of polyethylene. Thinner vapor barriers are more likely to tear, creating holes that allow moisture to re-accumulate within the crawl space. Thus, re-creating your initial problems.

2. UV Resistance
The sun contains strong UV rays that can further weaken thin vapor barriers making them even more ineffective. CrawlSeal 20 mil vapor barrier liners are thicker and are specifically designed to withstand UV rays.

3. Anti-Mold and Mildew
20 mil CrawlSeal liners are manufactured with an antimicrobial additive to hinder the growth of mold and mildew underneath the liner and on top of it.

4. Healthier Air
More than 50% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of your house comes from your crawl space. Therefore, you want the thickest possible barrier between potential allergens and mold that can easily seep through thinner liners under your crawl space.

5. Lower Energy Cost
According to an energy study, homeowners who properly fix their dirt crawl space using a 20 mil vapor barrier can save 15%-20% on their heating and air conditioning costs. That same study concluded that spread across the 26 million homes with dirt crawl spaces, that 15% energy savings would save homeowners in the U.S. alone 7 BILLION dollars annually.

6. Storage
Because your crawl space is encapsulated with the thickest possible liner, individuals now have the ability use their crawl space as a storage place. Thinner vapor barriers tear easily when movement on top of the liner increases. However, CrawlSeal’s 20 mil vapor barrier liners are able to withstand added traffic making storage accessibility possible.

By contacting a licensed crawl space repair company who understands industry certified techniques and products, such as CrawlSeal’s 20 mil vapor barrier liners, you can reap the many benefits of a problem free crawl space.

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