Coleson's job as a Home Performance Advisor with The Drying Co./ThermalTec is to listen to your concerns and help you develop the right solutions for you and your home. He was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, and has always been a fan of the small-town pride.
Coleson has 15 years of experience in the fishing industry, which is ongoing today, as well as experience in the Residential and Marine Construction industry. His experience in marine construction/wooden-boat building has given him insight as to how moisture moves through wood and other porous materials, as well as the impact it has on them and their environment. Before joining The Drying Co./ThermalTec team, he was a senior estimator for Proper Contracting and the Owner/Operator and Captain of Big deal Sport Fishing. He also ran one of the six boats of Captain Conch Charters in Key West, Florida. His certifications include: 100 Ton Master License with a Near Coastal, O/S, towing, A/B seaman endorsement, and he is also C.P.R. and Advanced Life Support certified.
The original liner installed in this Henrico crawl space was a flimsy 6-mil vapor barrier. There were gaps in the liner, exposing the crawl space to moisture rising from the earth. This moisture can increase the relative humidity, which can lead to mold or mildew growth, condensation, and higher energy bills. We replaced this old liner with our 10-mil CleanSpace Light vapor barrier, which gets wrapped around all piers and mechanically fastened and sealed six to eight inches above outside grade on the foundation walls. CleanSpace will help protect the crawl space from moisture rising from the earth and comes with an antimicrobial, called UltraFresh, built into the material to help mitigate mold growth on the liner, itself.
This Williamsburg homeowner had concerns about moisture damage in their crawl space and wanted to install an encapsulation system to help protect their home's foundation. The encapsulation system will help to control the relative humidity under the home, preventing moisture damage to the wood substructure such as microbial growth and wood rot. Further, it will also help with musty odors and humidity that had been finding their way into the home, reduce energy bills, and help with cold floors in the winter.