Vapor Barriers are liner materials that are used to resist the diffusion of moisture through ceiling, wall and floor structures that are found in houses, buildings, crawl spaces & industrial structures such as under slab foundations. Vapor barriers can be essential in preventing problems such as mold, mildew & fungus that can break down structures over time and can cause serious health related issues as well. A vapor barrier is an essential part of the moisture control strategy for a home or building. The main purpose of a vapor barrier is to prevent the passage of water vapor that is contained in the air.
A vapor barrier prevents vapors from seeping into the insulation and creating condensation. With a completely sealed barrier, you’ll meet the requirements for air tightness and the prevention of condensation. Whether you are building a new house or remodeling it, it can be an essential part of any good house maintenance.
Vapor barriers are available in different materials based on the application. Reinforced Polyethylene is a product being used often in many applications due to its tear resistance and high vapor resistance. Materials are available in different thicknesses, depending upon the requirements of the building structures like ceilings, floor or walls. Different types of vapor barrier are available in the market today; some meet and exceed ASTM E-1745 Class A, B & C requirements. This specification of ASTM covers flexible, preformed sheet membrane materials to be used as vapor retarders in contact with soil or granular-fill under concrete slabs.
The vapor barriers not only protect your houses, buildings or other industrial structures, but they also protect you and your family from health related problems caused by molds, mildew and fungus. Different manufacturers of vapor barriers provide products that are much stronger than the standard vapor barriers that make it difficult to be damaged during installation. These strong vapor barriers allow less vapor transmission than other related products and are also affordable.
There are many companies that provide vapor barriers. Depending upon the application of use, there are various vapor barriers that are available in the market and as per the functional requirement. These companies also provide products like, Pond liners, Frac pit liners, Geomembrane, polypropylene liners and more at affordable prices.
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This Article was written by Western Environmental Liner, a division of Western Ag Enterprises. Over 100 million square feet of industrial fabrics is converted a year at their manufacturing plants located in Tolleson, Arizona & Great Bend Kansas. Western Environmental Liner has several years of experience working with geomembrane liners for applications ranging from Recreational Pond Liners & Golf Course Liners to Waste Containment liners & Oil Field Liners. Western Environmental Liner has worked with such renowned companies as Shell Oil, Raytheon, Cargill & Motorola.