Vapor Barriers –The Panacea for Moisture, Mold and More

Dwelling in a dream house is everybody’s wish. Everyone wants to own a perfect house where they can live with their family and lead a relaxed, happy and stress-free life. But in real it’s really tough to have an establishment where there is no issue.

No matter what you do to make your endearing establishment healthy, robust, comfortable and free form any problem for you and your loved one, there are certain factors which ruin your efforts and create problems for you. These problems are advent and escalation of menacing elements like mold, termites, rot etc. and also the extreme weather conditions which take away all your comfort leaving you suffer the cruel temperatures.

Not to mention, these situations take away all the charm off your dream home and people suffer as they think there is nothing which can evolve as an ideal solution, but it’s not the story. In fact, the plastic sheets known as ‘Vapor Barrier’ are the perfect panacea for all such traumatic issues.

A Vapor barrier also known as ‘Moisture Barrier’ is a kind of plastic sheet that is waterproof as well as moisture resistant; thereby it is used in damp proofing. The core function of a vapor barrier is to obstruct the migration of water vapor. In a new construction Vapor Retarder works like a boon as it helps in moderating the temperature, checking the moisture and getting rid of the menacing creatures as soon as it is installed.

Because of its countless benefits, environmental profile and pliant, versatile nature the popularity of moisture barriers has increased tremendously over past few years. It has been in practice for long, is still in use and will stay in demand in the foreseeable future. Some of the pre-eminent benefits of the Vapor Barriers are listed below:

  • Eradicates Dampness

A crawlspace vapor barrier helps in decreasing the level of moisture creation, checks the existing moisture and eliminates dampness to bless your premises with dryness and robustness.

  • Termite and Rot Prevention

As the moisture barrier blocks dampness, it automatically checks the termites, molds, insects and other pests from thriving beneath the concrete/slabs.

  • Temperature Controller

A vapor barrier is a great temperature controller which moderates the climate and keeps the house soothing and comfortable. The function of a vapor barrier is to keep the house warm and cozy in wicked winters and cold and comfortable in scorching summers. No other thing of the world provides such quality, relaxation and comfort.


Beyond all the listed benefits, the Vapor Retarders are very easy and effortless to be installed. The process of buying and installing the barriers is also quite cost effective as well i.e. it can fit in any budget and is easily affordable. In addition, it prevents the foul odor to enter in the building and hence blesses the building with a clean, healthy and relaxing atmosphere.


Benefits of Buying 10 Mil Plastic Sheeting in Your Home

Whether you happen to live in a dry region or one with more than its share of rain there is no escaping the presence of moisture in the home that seeps through crawlspaces, foundations and walls to eventually make its way into our homes bringing with it germs, radon, termites and other health hazards.   Protecting your home and health from the harmful effects of water vapor requires wrapping crawlspaces and foundation walls in plastic sheeting.

Durable and strong multi- purpose plastic film used in different kinds of construction projects is generally referred to as plastic sheeting or vapor barrier.  Heavy duty plastic sheeting used for construction purposes is generally weather resistant, wrinkle resistant and termite resistant as well. When placed inside a dry wall it acts as an insulating barrier to prevent water vapor from seeping through the walls. Till some time back 6 mil plastic sheeting was generally used to cover crawlspaces and walls but it did not prove very effective in preventing some amount of water vapor from seeping through. Also 6 mil plastic sheeting often developed punctures and holes during placement of heavy concrete and foundation reinforcement allowing water vapor to easily pass through along with termites.


Using 10 mil plastic sheeting ensures that the covering is thick enough preventing punctures caused by placement of weight on top. There are many types of 10 mil plastic sheeting available in the market but when it comes to securing your home against moisture it is best to choose high quality over low price.  The best 10 mil plastic sheeting available in the market are the ones manufactured from virgin polyethylene pellets with two layers bonded together using scientific engineering to provide extra protection against radon, moisture and termites.

The best thing about using 10 mil plastic sheeting during construction is the fact that it can be used as a water and dust cover almost anywhere in the home. You can use it to prevent roofs from leaking or under wood floors for added protection. Its thickness allows it to be used to serve a variety of useful purposes including acting as a weather cover to protect outdoor machinery and equipment.