Corey joined The Drying Co./ThermalTec team in 2021 after spending several years working with a comparable Home Performance Company in Northern, VA. Corey has more than 6 years of commercial and residential construction and remodeling experience as a Restoration Project Manager and working with Project Homes. He has extensive experience with performing and leading teams in-home energy audits, weatherization, and home energy-efficiency projects and is BPI certified.
As a Home Performance Advisor, Corey's role is to help our homeowners assess their home comfort and energy concerns to develop the best long-term solutions. At an appointment with Corey, he will listen to your concerns and do a thorough inspection of your home to identify the causes of your concerns. He will take photos of his finding and review them with you, then he will work with you to develop the best solution for your and your home that meets your goals for the project.
This Doswell, VA homeowner reached out to us after noticing issues with their crawl space insulation. Upon inspection we found that the insulation was damaged by moisture and falling away from the floors, there was microbial growth on the floor joists, and signs of moisture infiltration on the liner.
Simply replacing the insulation would mean that the homeowner would incur the same issue in a few years and need to replace the insulation again. We needed to address what was causing the insulation damage. We removed all of the debris and old material, treated the mold and mildew growth with an antimicrobial, installed a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, air sealed the crawl space, and applied an R-10 of closed-cell spray foam to the foundation walls.
Moisture causes a lot of damage in crawl spaces. It floods in through open vents, rises from the earth, and seeps in through foundation walls raising the relative humidity in the space. This results in damaged insulation, mold and mildew growth, high energy bills, drafts inside the home, cold floors, and homeowners may notice high humidity and musty odors in the home as well.
We removed the old vapor barrier and debris then sealed the vents, penetrations through the foundation walls to the outside, and the sill plate. Next, a CleanSpace vapor barrier is installed, sealing the crawlspace from the earth. Our technicians then apply closed-cell spray foam to the foundation walls and rim band. Finally, a new crawl space door is installed.
This Williamsburg, VA attic has several dormers. As part of air-sealing and insulating the attic space, we needed to install PVs (the gray rectangles you see between the rafters) to ensure that no insulation fell into the soffits and so that proper ventilation can be maintained in the attic. Then we installed an R-38 of Cellulose Insulation.