Flood damage – Preventing Future Moisture Damage
The phrase is all-too-familiar to Louisiana residents. When the rising waters subside, those who are safe and sound with a home to return to have a lot to be grateful for, but subsequent rotting wood and mold infiltration aren’t on that list of blessings. While you can’t stop a flood from coming, there are important steps you can take to protect your home from future moisture damage that can occur.
Encapsulate your subfloor
Closed-cell spray foam insulation provides an unbeatable moisture barrier, making it the perfect material for sub-floor/crawl space encapsulation. While permeable insulation like the batt variety, and even open-cell spray foam, allow elevated moisture levels in subflooring, closed-cell spray foam is impermeable. It holds on tightly and firmly to the underside of floorboards, saying “No way” to moisture. And that means better protection against wood decay and damage, moisture-loving mold, and wet-wood-hungry termites.
Consider the walls too
When sprayed inside wall cavities, closed-cell spray foam provides the same kind of vapor seal, preventing moisture buildup and the problems that accompany it.
And that’s not all closed-cell can do
In addition to closed cell spray foam’s “miracle” ability to shield your home from moisture problems, it comes with many other benefits like impressive R-value (greater than 6.0 per inch), high strength and rigidity, and amazing sound absorption that make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, structurally sound, and quiet too.
The highly knowledgeable and SPFA-certified crew at Sunlight Contractors can advise you about the solutions that are best for your individual home and situation. If closed cell spray foam is one of them, you can rest assured that Sunlight will quickly, safely, and professionally encapsulate your subfloor and/or insulate your walls to make sure you’re protected from moisture damage that can result from Louisiana floods. Call Sunlight today, because that kind of peace of mind is a blessing.