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Daniel Michinaux

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Gloucester, VA

Daniel Michinaux from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Daniel has been part of The Drying Co. Team since 2019. He has a background in installing a variety of insulation materials including fiberglass and spray foam and working in crawl spaces. Daniel is certified in SPF by Lapolla Industries.

Daniel specializes in installing Spray Foam Insulation in attics, basements, crawl spaces, and walls. He enjoys being able to install quality work and deliver solutions to our homeowners that make them more comfortable in their homes, as well as being recognized for a job well done.

 

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    King George, VA

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    King George, VA

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    King George, VA

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    Mineral, VA

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    Mineral, VA

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    Glen Allen, VA

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    Glen Allen, VA

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    Glen Allen, VA

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    Midlothian, VA

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    Midlothian, VA

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    Midlothian, VA

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    Midlothian, VA

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    Midlothian, VA

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    Chesterfield, VA

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    Chesterfield, VA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Crew was professional, friendly, and explained things well." Read Full Testimonial

    Nidia B. of King George, VA

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              Crew was professional, friendly, and explained things well.
    Nidia B.
    King George, VA
  • "Everyone from The Drying Co. that we spoke to/worked with was professional, communicated well and in a timely..." Read Full Testimonial

    Harry B. of King George, VA

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              “Dear Mr. Tetreault, We recently had work completed in our crawl space. We had originally scheduled to have the insulation replaced and a vapor barrier installed. Another contractor was scheduled to come in and remodel our laundry room. When the contractor came in and ripped out the subflooring, he discovered problems with the floor joists. Mike O’Bier had been working with us, so we contacted him and shortly afterward had scheduled to have the floor joists replaced, as well as installation of a dehumidifier and new crawl space door. At that point, the crawl space is finished as is our laundry room. Hopefully, all goes well from here on out! Everyone from The Drying Co. that we spoke to/worked with was professional, communicated well and in a timely manner, answered all our questions thoroughly, and demonstrated a true dedication to doing his/her job well. A huge “thank you” goes to the following individuals (and our apologies if we inadvertently have left someone off the list): Office Staff – Mike O’Bier, Lauren Payne, Silvia, Alicia Beacham Mold Remediation – Daniel Michinaux, Mike Dehumidifier Installation – Caleb Hewitt, Mike, Daniel Michinaux Floor Joists – Eric Pass, Dominique Cummings Insulation/Vapor Barrier – Mohammed Crawl Space Door – Caleb Hewitt Thank you for providing such an excellent service, and we would not hesitate to contract with you again should the need arise.”
    Harry B.
    King George, VA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bruington, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bruington, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bruington, VA

    This Bruington, VA client contacted us about repairing moisture damage in their crawl space. Moisture had caused mold and mildew growth, was absorbed in the insulation which held it against the floor joists, the material began to delaminate and fall away from the floor. 

    All debris and insulation was removed from the crawl space, microbial growth was treated, the vents, sill plate, & rim band were sealed, the foundation walls were insulated with closed cell spray foam insulation and a dehumidifier was installed to control the relative humidity. The homeowners no longer need to worry about moisture damage in their crawl space and have the added benefit of warmer floors in the winter and reduced drafts in the home. 

  • Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Henrico, VA
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    Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Henrico, VA
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    Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Henrico, VA

    A homeowner in Henrico, Virginia called us out to insulate and seal their crawl space from any outside influence. We installed a heavy-duty CleanSpace vapor barrier over the dirt floor, wrapped it around all piers, and mechanically fastened it to the foundation walls. This will help to keep the earth's moisture from rising into the area and increasing the relative humidity. We also covered any open vents and applied a spray foam over the foundation walls, which at an inch and a half thick will act as an air barrier and vapor retarder. With the walls and dirt flooring sealed and insulated, the crawl space will be less affected by outside air and moisture.

  • Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA
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    Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA

    This Midlothian, VA homeowner contacted us because they were noticing odors in their home. Upon inspection of the home, we found that the crawl space had moisture infiltration which led to high relative humidity as well as mildew and mold growth on the floor joists and paper backing of fiberglass insulation. The musty, mildew odors were rising into the home and irritating the homeowners. 

    We cleaned out the crawl space, treated the mold and mildew growth with an antimicrobial, and began the process of sealing the space. We want to keep as much outside air and moisture out of the crawl space as possible. We achieve this by installing CleanSpace, a heavy-duty crawl space liner that is sealed at all seams, and mechanically fastened and sealed to piers and walls 6-8 inches above outside grade. All vents, the rim and band, and sill plate are all sealed and all penetrations through the foundation wall to the outside are sealed as well. Then we installed closed cell spray foam on the foundation walls leaving a 2-inch viewing strip at the top of the foundation wall for termite inspections. After keeping as much outside moisture and air out of the crawl space as possible, we installed a Sanidry Sedona Dehumidifier to control relative humidity. 

    This will help to prevent future microbial growth in the crawl space and those musty, mildewy odors from rising into the home. 

  • Crawl Space Door Replacement in South Chesterfield, VA
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    Crawl Space Door Replacement in South Chesterfield, VA
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    Crawl Space Door Replacement in South Chesterfield, VA

    The original crawl space door on this home was a piece of ply-wood that had been damaged by weather over time. It was waterlogged and rotting, and because it didn't have a seal it didn't prevent pests or outside air and moisture from entering the crawl space. 

     

    We installed a new crawl space door that will not warp, rust, or rot and is HOA friendly. Behind this door, is a friction-fit door that insulates and air seals behind the exterior door. 

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Our Locations:

The Drying Co./ThermalTec
236 Industrial Blvd
Suite A
Toano, VA 23168
1-757-645-0270


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