Eric has been part of The Drying Co. Team since 2017. He has a background in waterproofing basements, crawl spaces, and foundations as well as general contracting. Eric is OSHA certified and holds an Associate’s Degree in Arts & Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering.
Eric specializes in installing drainage systems, waterproofing basements and crawl spaces, lifting and supporting homes, structural carpentry, and some general contracting tasks. He enjoys being able to install quality work and help homeowners, as well as be recognized for a job well done.
Eric joined The Drying Co. team because he had experience in the work we do, and says he stays because he likes the commitment to excellence, the company strives to achieve. He feels The Drying Co. has helped him grow and develop through training, company outings and events, and positive reinforcement. He would tell any potential employees that “if you are willing to work hard, you can make a good living. This company is team and goal oriented.” He is proud to be part of a company that is committed to excellence.
In his free time, Eric plays lead guitar in a rock band, enjoys fishing, soccer, volleyball, swimming, solving calculus problems, and spending time with his wife, Doreen.
This Petersburg, VA basement was the perfect environment for pests, rodents, and even mold growth. With water... Watch Video »
Mold needs warm temperatures, high relative humidity and organic material to grow. In our area, crawl spaces create the perfect environment for this. We did a physical wipe down of the joists with an antimicrobial to kill and remove the mold growing on the wood.
Fiberglass Batts between the joists absorb moisture like a sponge. They hold moisture against the wood joists and fall and sag over time. Their paper backing and the wood floor joists are organic material that often has mold growing on them. We removed the old insulation and installed new, foam board insulation on the crawl space walls.
Previously, this crawl space had a 6-mil lightweight vapor barrier that was torn and even missing in places. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The CleanSpace vapor barrier is a heavy-duty 20-mil liner that is perfect for crawl spaces that have service persons working on equipment, plumbing, or electrical, or for storage. It resists rips and tears, and is fastened to the walls and wrapped around piers sealing the earth off from the home.
This homeowner had concerns about water entering their basement, especially during the heavy rainfall the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond have been seeing. The solution was to install a complete basement waterproofing system. CleanSpace was installed covering the below-grade portion of the basement walls to direct any water infiltration into the drainage system. The WaterGuard Drainage System was installed to collect any water entering the basement that was directed downward by the CleanSpace and direct it toward the SuperSump System. The SuperSump System is a 1/3 hp sump pump, that pumps water out of the basement and away from the home. In these photos, you can see the bottom of the stairs in the basement. The before photo shows staining on the walls and a collection of silt and sediment where the floor meets the wall. these are clear signs that water is entering the basement. Since the basement is used for storage and laundry this poses a threat to the homeowner's valuables and washer and dryer. In the after photo, you can see the dark line of cement around the perimeter of the basement where the WaterGuard system has been installed and the bright white walls that are lined with CleanSpace.
This Petersburg, VA home had an issue with water entering their basement. A trench drain was installed around the exterior basement door. This drain will collect any water that enters the basement through the exterior door.
This Petersburg, VA home had an issue with water entering their basement. The lighter color cement on the floor of the basement indicates where the WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump Pump have been installed. The WaterGuard Drainage System feeds to the SuperSump pump which carries any water out of the basement and away from the home. The SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier pulls any excess moisture from the air helping keep the basement dry.
This homeowner contacted us with concerns about water entering thier basement. The lighter colored cement around the perimeter indicates where the WaterGuard Drainage System has been installed. The grey rectangle on the right is an access for the drainage system allowing any necessary maintenance to be performed.