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Basement Wall Vapor Barrier

Water in your basement not only compromises the structural integrity of your property but can cause mold growth, putting your family’s health at risk.

The AquaStop™ WallSeal™ Basement Wall Vapor Barrier, provided exclusively by The Basement Guys, safeguards your basement against water damage and ensures the safety of your home. Using this product alongside our other basement waterproofing solutions provides peace of mind by removing unwanted moisture from your downstairs space.

WallSeal™ is an essential piece of kit for homeowners across Ohio. But how does it work? And when would you need it? Learn more below.

What Is WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier?

Essentially, WallSeal™ is a 12-mil thick barrier that fights against moisture intrusion in your basement. It attaches to a basement wall and drives water leakage to our exclusive AquaStop™ BasementGutter™ interior drainage system, instantly removing moisture and dampness.

Using a vapor barrier like WallSeal™ with an interior drainage system, sump pump, and dehumidifier protects your property against water damage.

Signs You Need a Basement Wall Vapor Barrier 

A wall vapor barrier like WallSeal™ can help if you notice any of these problems in your basement:

  • Distinct musty smell 
  • Mold growth 
  • Efflorescence on concrete walls or floors
  • Damp walls
  • Cracks in walls
  • Elevated humidity levels
  • Leaks and water accumulation
  • Leakage around windows

Ignoring the signs of water in your basement could affect your property’s structure and your family’s health. So contact a professional like The Basement Guys to solve the problem.

Is a Basement Wall Vapor Barrier Necessary?

Even if your basement walls seem dry, they can easily succumb to moisture. Using a wall vapor barrier as soon as you notice water issues can prevent further problems.

We strongly recommend our WallSeal™ Basement Wall Vapor Barrier to maintain a dry and safe home. 

WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier Benefits

Our wall vapor barrier offers several advantages:

  • Ongoing Protection: WallSeal™ is made from the highest-quality materials, safeguarding your basement walls.
  • Healthier Living Space: Our vapor barrier prevents mold growth and stops humidity in your basement, resulting in a healthier living environment.
  • No More Musty Odors: When used with a dehumidifier, WallSeal™ combats moisture and vapor, eliminating musty smells that impact air quality.
  • Safeguarding Your Belongings: Water seepage can damage items in your basement. WallSeal™ protects your valuables by creating a dry environment.
  • Increased Property Value: A dry and well-kept basement can increase the value of your home.

How Our WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier Works

Our certified technicians use tried-and-tested methods to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the WallSeal™ system. After a detailed inspection, we’ll install our vapor barrier in a few simple steps:

  • Cleaning and preparing basement walls. 
  • Adhering durable WallSeal™ sheets to fit the length and width of your basement walls.
  • Installing an interior drainage system and remaining components.
  • Determining the basement’s lowest point and installing a sump pump system.
  • Connecting interior drains to the sump pump.
  • Adding an energy-efficient basement dehumidifier.

Here’s how a fully integrated WallSeal™ system keeps your basement safe and dry:

  • If moisture seeps in through cracks, it runs behind the WallSeal™ barrier.
  • WallSeal™ then directs water into the interior drains.
  • Drains carry water to the sump pump basin.
  • Our sump pump ejects water outside.
  • The dehumidifier keeps air free from moisture.

Why Choose Our Basement Wall Vapor Barrier?

WallSeal™ comes with exclusive features you won’t find with similar products at hardware stores:

  • Proprietary 12-mil thickness for superior moisture blocking
  • Waterproof and mold-resistant composition
  • Permanently attaches to walls to prevent moisture intrusion
  • Integrates with our complete waterproofing system
  • Protected by comprehensive warranties and annual maintenance plans

Contact The Basement Guys for a Superior Vapor Barrier Solution

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Don’t put up with a damp, humid basement anymore. The WallSeal™ Basement Wall Vapor Barrier removes moisture from this area of your home, protecting your property and family.

With more than 20 years of basement waterproofing experience, The Basement Guys can carry out a warrantied installation of the WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier and complementary moisture-control components. Schedule a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.

FAQs

Basement wall vapor barriers are worth it for preventing moisture infiltration, especially in areas with high humidity. Vapor barriers reduce the risk of moisture seepage and mold, keeping your home safe and healthy. Contact The Basement Guys® to learn whether your home will benefit from basement vapor barrier installation.

Basement wall vapor barriers are not always necessary, but are beneficial in regions with high humidity or where moisture is a concern. Proper installation is vital to ensure optimal performance and prevent moisture-related issues, like mold.

DIY basement vapor barrier installation is possible, but we do not recommend it. Installation requires careful planning and execution to ensure a secure fit and proper seal. Contact The Basement Guys® for a free inspection to ensure optimal results.

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