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David Wright

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Foreman

David Wright from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

I have been with The Drying  Company/ Thermaltec installing home performance solutions since 2013. I specialize in spray foam insulation, crawl space repair, foundation repair, and commercial air barriers. I help homeowners make their home more comfortable, energy efficient, healthier and more durable. Each week, I receive training to sharpen my skills. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best service and high quality results. I live in Gloucester. I enjoy kayaking and my 2 puppy dogs.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    "Thanks for all this company did, from selling it to us to installing. Great job!"

    Customer Review

    By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    Thanks for all this company did, from selling it to us to installing. Great job!

  • By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    "Mohammed was great to work with, very kind, patient, helpful, and understands what needs we really wanted and what was our best..."

    Customer Review

    By Wade H.
    Aylett, VA

    Mohammed was great to work with, very kind, patient, helpful, and understands what needs we really wanted and what was our best option. Never did he swallow us up with this product. He was caring and honest!

  • By Mike G.
    Glen Allen, VA

    "The install crews, all three, were excellent and committed to doing a good job. I should have done this 10 years ago. "

    Customer Review

    By Mike G.
    Glen Allen, VA

    The install crews, all three, were excellent and committed to doing a good job. I should have done this 10 years ago. 

  • By John W.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    "Matt took me to two previous customer homes. Matt gave me office visit tour. Matt did whatever I needed to make me comfortable..."

    Customer Review

    By John W.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Matt took me to two previous customer homes. Matt gave me office visit tour. Matt did whatever I needed to make me comfortable with using The Drying Co.

  • By Doug And Katharine M.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Review

    By Doug And Katharine M.
    Mechanicsville, VA

  • By Stephanie A.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Review

    By Stephanie A.
    Mechanicsville, VA

  • By Scott H.
    Henrico, VA

    Customer Review

    By Scott H.
    Henrico, VA

  • By Ellen D.
    Richmond, VA

    "Great team! "

    Customer Review

    By Ellen D.
    Richmond, VA

    Great team! 

  • By Jim G.
    Richmond, VA

    Customer Review

    By Jim G.
    Richmond, VA

  • By Russell E.
    North Chesterfield, VA

    Customer Review

    By Russell E.
    North Chesterfield, VA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "It felt more like family was performing the work. Thank you." Read Full Testimonial

    Doug M. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Both of the installation teams exceeded my (our) expectations in that they were personable, informative, and professional, in addition to being highly skilled workmen. It felt more like family was performing the work. Thank you.
    Doug M.
    Mechanicsville, VA
  • "Daniel was very professional and did a fantastic job!" Read Full Testimonial

    David S. of Henrico, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Daniel was very professional and did a fantastic job!
    David S.
    Henrico, VA
  • "Great work! Everything looks super! They did an awesome job (cleaning up)!" Read Full Testimonial

    Matthew B. of Richmond, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Great work! Everything looks super! They did an awesome job (cleaning up)!
    Matthew B.
    Richmond, VA
  • "I'm pleased with the work done." Read Full Testimonial

    Shirley P. of West Point, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone in your crew was polite, helpful, and worked hard to get everything done right, even with dealing with a snake. I'm pleased with the work done.
    Shirley P.
    West Point, VA
  • "The attic has made a huge difference. It's actually cool up there now on hot days." Read Full Testimonial

    Chelsea O. of Midlothian, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Thank you for everything. The attic has made a huge difference. It's actually cool up there now on hot days. Starting crawlspace work this Friday with your team as well. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you. I know we are in good hands with your crews and I appreciate all your doing for us. Looking forward to the completion of the work and the home comfort this winter.
    Chelsea O.
    Midlothian, VA
  • "I am e-mailing to tell you that your solution has significantly contributed to what we now deem a problem..." Read Full Testimonial

    Melanie & Scott M. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Tony: You had met with my husband regarding our two bay windows (master bedroom and master bathroom) and trying to solve our “cold” rooms attached to these bay windows. You suggested an excellent possible solution and this past Friday, a team of 2 men from your firm came out and completed the work you had suggested. I am e-mailing to tell you that your solution has significantly contributed to what we now deem a problem solved! We cannot tell you how astonished and thrilled that the temperature in our master bedroom and master bathroom has been 70 degrees since last Friday and we have removed the space heater that we’ve been using. We both send you our sincere thanks for your thoughtful proposed solution - it has made a tremendous difference and we could not be happier! In the 18 months since we have moved in, you were the only one to even take a closer look at the floor of the bay windows and clearly, this was a real part of the problem with letting cold air into these spaces. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are also enjoying having the hygrometer installed in the crawl space to monitor things there. We wish you much-continued success
    Melanie & Scott M.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "The whole process was a very positive experience and I would recommend your company to anyone." Read Full Testimonial

    Richard G. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew worked very well under extremely wet conditions. There were streams of water moving through the yard as they finished on the first day. Eric directed and worked with the men extremely efficiently. He was very thoughtful and kept me informed throughout the project. Jeremy's measuring and cutting work during a downpour to get the job done was impressive. Benji was extremely positive, responsive, and hardworking. Eric, Benji, and Jeremy showed excellent teamwork during their two days here. They brought my whole house and its sagging floors back to level! The second team worked extremely hard cleaning out the entire crawl space and setting aside two large pieces of HVAC return ductwork and a smaller connector, which were removed during the level of the house, which made their job much harder. They did it all quickly and without question. Thankfully it was not a wet day to put in the liner, but it was a very hot day. I appreciate their hard work and ability to stay on task during very tough conditions. They worked very well together. The final pair put in the SantaFe dehumidifier and installed a new condensation tube to the outside. They were very thorough with their explanation about what was to happen with the spray foam. When the spray was complete, they called my cell phone, explained how the hygrometer worked and what time I could return to the house. A job well done. Thanks. The whole process was a very positive experience and I would recommend your company to anyone.
    Richard G.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Awesome job, very professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Roy A. of Dendron, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Awesome job, very professional.
    Roy A.
    Dendron, VA
  • "The men doing the work did an outstanding job!" Read Full Testimonial

    John & Helen M. of Newport News, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The men doing the work did an outstanding job!
    John & Helen M.
    Newport News, VA
  • "I wish I needed more work done because the crew made me so happy." Read Full Testimonial

    Joanne G. of Smithfield, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I'm very happy with installers that came to my home. They were very polite and left my home spotless. I wish I needed more work done because the crew made me so happy. I will recommend you to everyone!
    Joanne G.
    Smithfield, VA

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Utility lines in crawl space in New Kent, VA
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    Utility lines in crawl space in New Kent, VA
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    Utility lines in crawl space in New Kent, VA

    Utility lines in a vented crawl space are often affected by outside air carrying in moisture. Sealing vents, installing the CleanSpace Encapsulation System and insulating the crawl space walls with Spray Foam will help control the flow of air carrying moisture into the crawl space. 

  • Mold in New Kent, VA Crawl Space
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    Mold in New Kent, VA Crawl Space
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    Mold in New Kent, VA Crawl Space

    As the insulation acts as a sponge, it holds moisture against the wood joists raising the moisture content of the joists. Mold requires organic material, warm temperatures, and relative humidity above 60% to grow. Often we see mold growing on the paper backing of the insulation and on wood joists in the crawl space. As the moisture content in the joists increases, the probability for wood rot becomes more likely. Once the joists reach 19% moisture wood rot begins. An antimicrobial called Shockwave is sprayed onto the joists to kill the mold. Once the encapsulation is complete and the dehumidifier is installed it will be set to turn on before the humidity in the crawl space reaches 60% (The ideal point for mold to grow). The Encapsulation system will help prevent ideal conditions for mold to grow from occurring and make the home healthier and more comfortable.

  • Crawl Space Moisture Control in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Moisture Control in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Moisture Control in Midlothian, VA

    Moisture infiltration in this Midlothian, VA crawl space has resulted in damaged and fallen insulation and microbial growth. In the living space, the homeowner is experiencing cold floors and drafts in the winter and humidity in the warmer months. 

    All of the debris and old, damaged material is cleaned out of the space. The vents, and any penetrations through the foundation wall to the outside are sealed. Then a CleanSpace vapor barrier is installed. The vapor barrier is overlapped and sealed at all seams, attached to the foundation wall, and wrapped and sealed around all piers. Next, our spray foam technicians will apply closed-cell spray foam insulation to the foundation walls, insulate the rim band, and install a dehumidifier to control the relative humidity. 

  • Crawl Space Vapor Barrier in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Vapor Barrier in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Vapor Barrier in Midlothian, VA

    We replaced the 6-mil vapor barrier in this crawl space with a 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier. CleanSpace is overlapped and sealed at all seams, wrapped and sealed around all piers, and attached to the foundation walls about 6 inches above outside grade. 

    Sealing the crawl space off from the earth's moisture helps to prevent water vapor from the earth from rising into the space and increasing the relative humidity. 

  • CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space

    This crawl space had falling insulation, mold/mildew, efflorescence from moisture and condensation, and a failing vapor barrier. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System with closed cell spray foam insulation on the crawl space walls, sealed the rim and band and sill plate, and installed a SantaFe Dehumidifier, sealing the home off from the earth and controlling the relative humidity to help make this Williamsburg home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

  • Mold Remediation and a New Vapor Barrier
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    Mold Remediation and a New Vapor Barrier
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    Mold Remediation and a New Vapor Barrier

    Mold and mildew have grown on many of the wooden materials in this crawl space, such as the floor joists. This occurs on organic materials when the relative humidity reaches over 60% during warmer temperatures. Musty odors and mold spores can rise into the home above and irritate those with allergies and asthma. We applied an antimicrobial, called Shockwave, to the affected areas, which will eliminate mold growth but does not remove any staining left behind from the growth.

     

    One of the reasons the relative humidity has been elevated can be attributed to the fact that the crawl space floor is not covered by any type of liner or vapor barrier. This allows the earth's moisture to rise into the crawl space and affects not only the relative humidity but the environment. We installed our 10-mil CleanSpace Light vapor barrier over the dirt flooring of the crawl space, wrapped it around all piers, sealed it with vinyl tape, and mechanically fastened it to the foundation walls six to eight inches above outside grade. This will help protect the crawl space from any moisture rising from the ground.

  • Spray Foam in a Horse Trailer - Yorktown, VA
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    Spray Foam in a Horse Trailer - Yorktown, VA
    After

    Spray Foam in a Horse Trailer - Yorktown, VA

    This client is turning a horse trailer into a tiny home and wanted to insulate the ceiling with closed cell spray foam. We installed an R-12 of insulation on the roof of this trailer. 

  • Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic
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    Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic
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    Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic

    This Chesapeake, VA client has been experiencing high energy bills and sweating ductwork in their attic. They chose to insulate the attic from the rafters with Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. This brings the HVAC into the conditioned living space and helps to protect the ductwork from the extreme temperatures of the attic allowing it to perform better. Not only does air sealing and insulating the attic reduce conditioned air loss, but it also reduces energy bills and helps to make the home more comfortable. 

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The Drying Co./ThermalTec
3005 John Deere Rd
Toano, VA 23168
1-757-645-0270


The Drying Co./ThermalTec
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P.O. Box 637
Toano, VA 23168
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