Mold needs warm temperatures, high relative humidity and organic material to grow. In our area, crawl spaces create the perfect environment for this. When wood moisture reaches 19% the opportunity for wood rot occurs.
A physical wipedown of the joists with an antimicrobial killed and removed the mold growing on the wood.
Insulation becomes saturated with moisture and coupled with gravity, begins to fall from the floor joists.
Traditional R-19 fiberglass bats, between the joists, tend to act like a sponge and absorb moisture. This results in the batts falling as well as holding moisture against the joists, promoting wood rot and mold growth.
FoamBoard insulation is fastened to the wall to create a continuous layer of insulation on the foundation walls.
The air handler is housed in the crawl space and surrounded by mold on joists, falling insulation, dirt and debris.
The air handler is now housed in a clean, dry space.
The vapor barrier in this crawl space is the traditional 6-mil installed at construction. In some areas it is completely missing. This typically occurs as service people crawl on the thin material and cause it to tear and shift.
Clean Space is overlapped 12" and taped with heavy-duty tape, it is mechanically fastened to the crawl space walls and wrapped around piers. CleanSpace is durable and perfect for crawl spaces that are used for storage or house equipment because it can stand up to service people working and crawling on it.
The Well Pump is surrounded by dirt, debris, and falling insulation.
The well pump is now in a clean, dry, controlled environment.
Like many crawl spaces, this one housed the air handler for the home. The crawl space had mold on the joists a thin, loose vapor barrier and falling insulation. The homeowners wanted this addressed for health reasons and were looking for an option that would allow them to stay in the home while the work was being done, and prevent the mold from coming back. We first did a wipe down of the mold on the joists and removed all the debris from the crawl space. We then installed a CleanSpace Encapsulation System with FoamBoard insulation and SaniDry Sedona Dehumidification System.