Foundation Vapor Screens in Chicagoland

Mold, fungus, and mildew are all attracted to a damp or soggy foundation. As a result, wood rot and other structural problems may extend from your foundation to the rest of your Chicagoland home. That is why it’s essential to install a foundation vapor screen.

A foundation vapor screen protects your foundation and home from moisture and creates a healthier, more sterile living environment. They help eliminate problems like damaged floors, softened walls, wood rot, and other foundation problems that result from moisture exposure.
Read below to learn more about installing a foundation vapor screen in Chicagoland.

High-Quality Foundation Vapor Screens in Chicagoland

At Via Galante Cement Contractors, we supply and install only the best vapor screens for your foundation — ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty polythene, and from 12 mil-fiber to 20 mil-fiber. When it comes to foundation vapor screens, you don’t want to compromise on quality. Thin and flimsy screens are easily torn, and they do not offer a high level of protection against moisture.

Foundation Vapor Screens Are a Long-Term Solution

Installing a foundation vapor screen in Chicagoland is a one-time investment and a long-term solution. Our installations are meant to last, providing your foundation with excellent protection for many years. We not only remove any existing plastic and dirt from your foundation, but we also ensure a secure fit of the strongest, most durable vapor screen available.

Our Vapor Screen Installation Process

Step 1: It all starts with you. Would you like to request a free quote? Would you like to set up an in-home consultation? We want to hear from you, no matter what your questions are. You can request a quote using our online form, send us an email, or give us a call with any questions about your project.

Step 2: After discussing your requirements, we will set up a time to get the work done.

Step 3: Our experts will inspect your foundation, then provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

Step 4: Crawl space cleaning is a critical step in our process. Our professionals will thoroughly clean out your crawl space to remove any plastic, debris, gravel, or other contaminants. This includes removing existing barriers, torn plastic, and other waste or residue that may be left behind from a prior installation.

Step 5: After the area is clean, we will focus on leveling the crawl space. Our goal is to make the surface as level as possible to achieve a seamless and secure fit. This will provide the best protection against any moisture from the ground.

Step 6: Next, we thoroughly examine and survey your crawl space. This helps us get to know and prepare for any challenges that may arise. At this point, we also take any measurements needed to prepare for your vapor screen sizing requirements.

Step 7: We now prepare the vapor screen to be installed. This involves cutting the materials according to the measurements and rolling it up to transport in preparation for the installation.

Step 8:  Next, we roll the poly out over the foundation and cut closely around and under any obstructions we have identified. The poly is then anchored to the ground. Our goal here is to make sure the plastic barrier is wrapped as tightly as possible to ensure there are no gaps.

Step 9: Using a stainless steel square stake, we firmly secure the screen to the ground during the last phases of installation.

Step 10: You will have a clean crawl space and a foundation that is better protected from moisture when we are done. This will result in less mold, less dampness, and less water damage to your wooden floors and walls.

Ready to Install a Foundation Vapor Screen in Chicagoland?

Do you want to protect your home by installing a foundation vapor screen in Chicagoland? If so, Via Galante Cement Contractors is the company to call. Contact us today at (773) 589-9893 to learn more about our foundation vapor screen installation services.