Cracks, gaps, and holes in your air barrier system will cause energy loss, along with the build-up of mold and mildew. Routine maintenance of caulk and sealants in your building can prevent minor cracks in the concrete exterior facing walls and structures from turning into serious damages to air barrier systems that come with costly repairs.
Signs Your Building’s Air Barrier or Insulation Needs Repair
Mold or Mildew Buildup
Cracks and gaps in air barrier systems cause the movement of water into your building which can present as mild cases of humidity in the summer that turn into large deposits of mold and mildew in hidden spaces.
Drafts or Cold Floors
Similar to feeling a draft from an open window, gaps in your building’s envelope will allow external air into your facility presenting as drafty rooms or cold warehouse floors.
Increased Energy Costs
Conditioned air is escaping through gaps, cracks, or holes in your building’s exterior walls causing your HVAC to work overtime to compensate for the loss and you to pay the higher costs.