Tyler has been with The Drying Co./ThermalTec for over 9 years. He grew up in the business and knew at a young age that he wanted to continue to be involved with the company with the goal of co-owning the business with his father, Steve Tetreault.
Tyler has been involved in many aspects of the business including Production, Sales, and Management. The business has supported Tyler’s professional growth and development through in-house training programs with topics ranging from safety to Best Building Science Practices. Outside of the office, Tyler attends regular trainings in management, entrepreneurship, products, and sales. His certifications include;
Tyler says his favorite thing about his job is “I love listening to our customers about concerns they have with their homes, then providing long-lasting solutions that will solve their problem. I also love training with our employees and improving internal processes.” His proactive problem-solving approach allows him to take on challenges and work toward a long-term solution.
Tyler is proud to work at The Drying Co. and says "I am extremely proud of how far we've come as a company. We have grown as a business, but I have also grown as an individual. We all share the common goal of doing what is right for our customers, and that is what keeps driving us forward." He would advise anyone that might want to become a part of our team that if they are looking for a place where we are not only a team but a family with a great reputation for quality work and putting customers our customers first, then this is the place for you.
In his free time, Tyler enjoys cycling (road and mountain), spending time with his family and dog, Chance, and going to the gym.
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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.
Closed Cell Spray Foam installed in a Standston, VA shed.
Initially, this crawl space was encapsulated with a 6-mil vapor barrier and R-11 vinyl faced fiberglass insulation. Thhomeownerer contacted us with concerns about an ammonia, or animal urine odor in her home and poor air sealing.
Our goal was to remedy the Home Owner’s concerns of foul odors in her home and wasted energy. To achieve this, we installed a 20 mil Clean Space Vapor Barrier on the floor of the crawl space and around the piers. We installed Foamax board insulation on the walls leaving a 3-inch viewing strip for pest control companies to do their inspection. We applied spray foam insulation to the rim and band and sill plate to create an air seal and reduce drafts coming into the crawl space. Finally, we installed a Sani Dry Sedona Dehumidifier, the leading dehumidifier on the market, to pull any moisture that enters the crawl space out.
This crawl space was originally encapsulated at construction with a 6 mil Vapor Barrier and R-11 vinyl faced fiberglass insulation. The homeowner complained of an animal urine or ammonia odor in their home. This was a result of moisture entering the crawl space through the porous cinder block walls and saturating the fiberglass insulation.
We installed a 20 mil Clean Space Vapor Barrier, Foamax Insulation Board, sealed the rim & band and sill plate, and installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier. This approach will help keep moisture out of the crawl space and control relative humidity.
WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of the basement. The system is designed to go around corners and be adapted to fit in tight or odd spaces, so the basement stays dry all the time. WaterGuard also doesn't require you to tear up your entire basement floor to install!
This homeowner had concerns about water entering their crawl space. At our inspection one of the concerns, we found that the existing vapor barrier was not sealed, allowing moisture in. As part of the solution, we installed a 20mil Heavy-duty, Vapor Barrier with UltraFresh Antimicrobial built-in, called CleanSpace. We ran it up the walls sealing it and leaving a 2" viewing strip for a termite inspection and sealed and wrapped all the piers.
Our client has a basement that is partially underground. This wall has been showing signs of water infiltration. It is the wall that is located below their garage and subgrade. The homeowner uses their basement for storage and as a workshop so they want the space to stay dry and clean, and not have to worry about moisture causing any mold, mildew, or musty odors in the space.
Our team installed the Waterguard system, a track installed underneath the slab that along with the CleanSpace liner on the wall, diverts infiltrating water to the TripleSafe sump pump system with UltraSump Battery Backup. The system will keep water and moisture from entering the basement and with the battery backup, the homeowner can have peace of mind that even during storms, their home is protected.
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.
Efflorescence on the walls and moisture stains on the block indicates that moisture has been working its way into this crawl space through the cinderblock foundation.
As part of the encapsulation, Foamax foam board insulation has been installed on the walls of this crawl space creating a continuous R-10 of insulation on the foundation walls. A 2-inch viewing strip has been left at the top of the foundation wall per VA building code for termite inspections. The foam board is mechanically fastened to the wall and sealed at seams with foam.
The existing 6-mil vapor barrier in the crawl space does not fully cover the ground and is allowing moisture from the earth to rise into the crawl space. This is a concern because it raises the relative humidity (RH). When the RH is above 60% and there are warm temperatures, mold and mildew can begin to grow on the organic materials under the home including the wood floor joists.
As part of an encapsulation system, we installed a 20-mil vapor barrier called CleanSpace. The heavy-duty vapor barrier is attached to the crawl space walls 6-8 inches above outside grade, wrapped around all piers, and sealed at all seams, sealing the crawl space off from the earth's moisture. CleanSpace is more durable than the previously installed 6-mil, which is about as thick as a trash bag, withstanding service persons crawling and working in the space.
Open vents allow the outside into your crawl space. In the winter cold air is pouring into the crawl space, and in the summer hot and humid air floods in. The disheveled and damaged 6-mil vapor barrier has been allowing moisture from the earth to rise into the crawl space. Staining and efflorescence on the foundation walls indicate that moisture has been traveling through the porous cinderblock. The excess moisture in the crawl space has allowed mold to begin to grow on the floor joists.
As part of the encapsulation system, we installed CleanSpace Vapor Barrier sealing the crawl space off from the earth's moisture. We sealed all vents and insulated the crawl space walls with a continuous R-10 of rigid foam insulation. Preventing outside moisture from entering the crawl space is a big step in controlling the environment. We also installed a dehumidifier to help control the relative humidity in the space and prevent future mold and mildew growth.