Ed has been part of The Drying Co. team since 2018. He has a background in construction and is a third generation home builder having constructed over 1,000 energy efficient homes from Greater Richmond to Hampton, VA. His Certifications include being a Class A Contractor.
Ed’s background has given him an understanding of all types of buildings from commercial properties to historical restorations. This experience allows him a comprehensive understanding of building construction and building science. Coupled with his passion for solving problems, Ed is able to listen to a homeowner’s concerns and goals and find the root of the symptoms to provide a long-term solution.
He enjoys facing new challenges every day, with the understanding that no home is exactly like another. He enjoys his continued growth through weekly training at our office and outside training on building science and best practices for home energy efficiency. He is proud to be “part of a team of down to earth people, who put the customer first every day.” He would tell any potential applicants that “this is a company who knows how to fix problems, with plenty of experience doing so and a commitment to customer service.”
In his free time, Ed enjoys spending time with his family, Tournament Bass Fishing, and is the Owner/Crew Chief for his son’s racing team in NASCAR Whelen All American Series.
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.
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.