Installing an underfloor barrier is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home and prevent the need for any future underfloor repairs. A dry underfloor will also prove to be inhospitable for small household pests that need excess moisture to be able to survive. Rats and mice are also deterred by the plastic underfloor vapour barrier.
By keeping your underfloor dry you can protect your timber from mould problems and rot issues, odours and allergenic mould spores while improving your underfloor insulation.
Problems associated with underfloors
The main problem with a dirt or vented concrete underfloor is that warm air rises into your home and brings with it air that was previously in your underfloor. This will often have excess moisture in it, mould spores and anything else that may have been in your underfloor. An underfloor vapour barrier will ensure that your house does not overheat from the hot air rising up through the floor in the summer but also in the winter months keep the cold from entering your home through your underfloor.
In the above image you can see that there is a damp patch on the floor and the underfloor insulation is starting to fall away from the underfloor ceiling and therefore the property will not be getting the benefit from it.
Solutions for underfloors
The CleanSpace underfloor liner is designed specifically to prevent water vapour and humidity from passing through. Suitable for all underfloors, it is installed on floor, walls and support beams. Once the CleanSpace underfloor liner is installed it completely stops moisture passing through to the property.
The CleanSpace underfloor liner is designed to be durable and long-lasting as it is made from seven layers of high-density polyethylene, lot-density polyethylene and polyester cord. Once the CleanSpace underfloor liner is installed you will be able to access your underfloor without any worries and use it as a dependable storage space. With the added benefit of helping to protect against radon and a 10 year basement and cellar guarantee you can rest assured knowing that your underfloor issue will soon be eradicated.
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Additional information on underfloors
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Solum & sub floor waterproofing
A solum & sub floor waterproofing course can be used to help keep your solum & sub floor warm, dry and healthy.Solum & sub floor waterproofing
Underfloor vapour barrier
An underfloor vapour barrier can be installed which will seal the underfloor from the earth and outside air which will improve the humidity levels in your home.Underfloor vapour barriers
Find a branch in your local area to speak to a basement specialist. Our surveyors are trained to CSSW (Certified Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing) standards. Put together with our 10-year basement and cellar guarantee you can have peace of mind that we will have the right solution for your basement.