Matt has been part of The Drying Co. team since 2011.
Before joining The Drying Co. team, Matt went to a trade high school to become an electrician where he worked in the field for two years before joining the military. He came to Virginia with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65, as an Aviation Electrician. After the military, he worked construction doing electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His Certifications include CPR/First Aid and OSHA 10.
Matt’s day to day responsibilities include discussing homeowners concerns and goals, doing thorough inspections of homes to identify the root causes of these concerns and develop a customized plan to achieve the customer's goals.
Matt is a customer advocate, “I love to see how happy and satisfied customers are after a project is completed, and they feel and see the difference in their home and their energy bills.” He is proud to be part of a team that “always puts the customer first and is always looking for ways to improve.” Matt is always training to improve his skills as a home performance advisor, taking the opportunity to learn from other members of our team and attending sales, building science, and product training.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and coaching youth sports.
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A 20 mil vapor barrier is laid, seams are taped, and it is adhered to the crawl space walls, replacing the old and torn 6 mil vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation is installed on the crawl space walls and the sill plate, rim and band, and vents are sealed.
An interior, insulated, friction fit door is installed behind the existing crawl space door.
Spray Foam insulation is installed on the crawl space walls and the vents, rim & band, and sill plate are sealed and insulated.
This homeowner wanted to add insulation to their attic to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their home. We installed a blanket of blown-in cellulose insulation in the attic. The Cellulose insulation used is 85% recycled material and contains a borate that helps to deter pests.
Before: The foundation walls of this crawl space are created with porous cinderblocks, meaning they let water vapor seep through. Without proper encapsulation, the relative humidity is out of the homeowner’s control. During the wetter seasons, the ground outside the home is soaked with water each time it rains and eventually the moisture will find its way through these porous foundation walls, causing the relative humidity in the crawl space to rise with the temperature.
After: The foundation walls of the crawl space in this picture have been covered and sealed with closed-cell spray foam. The moisture is no longer able to access the crawl space through the walls due to the foam sealing over the vapor barrier. The closed-cell foam becomes an air barrier and vapor retarder if sprayed to 1.5” or more. This solution will assist in keeping the relative humidity under control by blocking water vapor from the ground outside to enter, stopping mold or mildew from growing on any organic materials by cutting out the moisture they need to thrive.
Successfully sealing a crawl space vent to control moisture and temperature
An encapsulated crawl space supportive pier
This before and after illustrates how dry and clean the end product looks by placing insulation within a crawl space. The Drying Co. has made this crawl space more of a healthier environment making the overall home more comfortable!
This Williamsburg, VA homeowner opted to have their attic insulated from the rafters with closed cell spray foam insulation. This solution is ideal for attics that house HVAC equipment, are used for storage, or that the homeowner would like to convert to a finished space. Insulating from the rafters extends the thermal barrier of the home and helps control attic temperatures.
This crawl space had falling insulation, mold/mildew, efflorescence from moisture and condensation, and a failing vapor barrier. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System with closed cell spray foam insulation on the crawl space walls, sealed the rim and band and sill plate, and installed a SantaFe Dehumidifier, sealing the home off from the earth and controlling the relative humidity to help make this Williamsburg home more comfortable and energy-efficient.