Crawl Space Encapsulation
While a crawl space cannot be used as living space, it can be used as storage. Care must be taken in doing so, as water from the damp ground, plumbing leaks and moisture seeping through porous concrete can create a perfect environment for mold/mildew to form on any surface in the crawl space, especially cardboard boxes, wood, drywall and some types of insulation.
In Colorado, most homes with crawl spaces are constructed with the HVAC vent lines running from the furnace through the crawl space to their desired location. These HVAC runs are not airtight and pick up and distribute everything and anything in the crawl space, throughout the home, significantly deteriorating the air quality in the home. Furthermore, without some sort of an effective vapor barrier, the only thing between a homeowner and the unknowns of a crawl space is the floor material separating the two.
Health and safety issues must be considered when a home includes a crawl space. As air warms in a home, it rises and leaves through the upper regions of the house, much in the same way that air moves through a chimney. This phenomenon, called the “stack effect,” causes the home to suck air up from the crawl space into the main area of the home. Mold spores, foul odors, fecal material from dust mites or other pests, and radon gas can come up with the air, aggravating breathing problems (such as asthma) and creating a variety of health-related problems.
All Colorado Radon Mitigation has installed thousands of Sub-Membrane Depressurization Systems in Colorado crawl spaces. We can improve the air quality in your home while transforming an unusable, dirty crawl space into a safe, clean environment.
We only install StegoCrawl Vapor Barriers
Crawlspace Encapsulation is a pleasing aesthetic upgrade to your home but more importantly, a health and safety improvement regarding the air you breathe. We understand that the quality of the material we use to protect you and your family is paramount to the success of our installation, and that is why we only install StegoCrawl Vapor Barriers from Stego Industries, LLC. StegoCrawl Wrap is a uniquely designed multi-layer plastic extrusion vapor barrier with unsurpassed vapor permeance, durability, and longevity even in the most unforgiving conditions. For our clients, not only does StegoCrawl provide a permanent solution to help contribute to a healthy, energy efficient, comfortable, and usable part of the home, but it also has a clean white sheen that brightens any crawlspace.
Whether for moisture vapor control, in-ground contaminant remediation, or radon gas mitigation, All Colorado Radon highly recommends an under-slab vapor barrier to be installed on all new construction projects. We proudly install Drago Wrap, Stego Wrap and StegoHome Vapor Barriers in residential and commercial new construction projects. Stego Industries produces the most trusted and widely specified vapor barriers in North America along with a wide variety of accessories to complete the installation process in the most effective and efficient manner. In addition, Stego offers a first-of-its-kind Life of the Building Warranty for its full line of vapor barriers and retarders.
All Colorado Radon is proud to announce we are official certified Drago Wrap Vapor Intrusion Barrier Installers.