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Installing CleanSpace in Chesapeake, VA

Installing CleanSpace in Chesapeake, VA

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Installing CleanSpace in Chesapeake, VA Installing CleanSpace in Chesapeake, VA

These homeowners in Chesapeake, Virginia needed help sealing and insulating their crawl space. These pictures show a before and after of installing CleanSpace, a heavy-duty vapor barrier that helps protect the crawl space from moisture rising from the earth. It is wrapped around all crawl space piers and is mechanically fastened 6-8 inches above outside grade. An antimicrobial called UltraFresh is made into the material of this 7-layer polyethylene liner to help protect it from mold and mildew growth. 

Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic

Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic

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Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic Spray Foam Insulation in a Chesapeake, VA Attic

This Chesapeake, VA client has been experiencing high energy bills and sweating ductwork in their attic. They chose to insulate the attic from the rafters with Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. This brings the HVAC into the conditioned living space and helps to protect the ductwork from the extreme temperatures of the attic allowing it to perform better. Not only does air sealing and insulating the attic reduce conditioned air loss, but it also reduces energy bills and helps to make the home more comfortable. 

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The Drying Co. is an authorized dealer of the nationally renowned Dr. Energy Saver network. The Dr. Energy Saver network is comprised of the best energy-conservation contractors across the country. We are not just another contractor company, we specialize in improving your home's current energy efficiency issues. You'll receive the maximum energy and cost-saving results with the least amount of hassle. We offer a wide range of services including:

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Spray foam insulation is the best choice for insulation if you’re looking to increase your comfort & decrease your energy bills. Spray foam insulation is truly the best option for home insulation and here are a few reasons why. Spray Foam Insulation provides an air barrier due to its ability to fill gaps and cracks. It is also great at staying in the hard to reach areas because of its super-adhesive qualities. Unlike fiberglass and cellulose insulation, spray foam insulation is waterproof. Water will not be able to pass through the foam which makes it an extremely durable and long-lasting product. Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam is sprayed as a liquid and then expands and hardens to fill voids and gaps. There is never any chance for an area to be missed or void to form. Once cured, spray foam insulation will stay in place for decades to come and will never shift or settle like fiberglass. To ensure your home has the best insulation available and your energy bills are low, switch to spray foam insulation today!

Blown-in & Attic Insulation

Blown-in insulation is often called blow-in or blown insulation, but it doesn’t matter what you call it. What does matter is how well it keeps your home insulated. Many people are under the impression that their attic has enough insulation, however, 9 out of 10 times it does not. In a nationwide study, it was found that the average American attic only has about 1/3 enough insulation to keep the home properly insulated. That is where blown-in insulation comes in. Blown-in insulation is blown into your attic and forms a dense layer that will ensure heat will not escape through the top of your home. Having an attic that is properly insulated can cut heating and cooling costs but up to 20%. What are you waiting for? Call or click today to schedule a FREE blown-in or attic insulation estimate!

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The last thing any homeowner wants for their home is water damage. While water in the basement can be critical, it is not irreparable, especially when you partner with The Drying Co./ThermalTec. At The Drying Co./ThermalTec, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining a dry and healthy basement environment for each of our clients so that you no longer have to worry about a wet basement plummeting the value of your home.

We begin by examining your basement to pinpoint the source of the water problem. To do so, we utilize a combination of Hydrostatic Pressure and The Clay Bowl Effect. From there, we are able to install a waterproofing solution catered to your needs so that your basement will remain healthy and dry for the long haul. We offer a number of basement waterproofing solutions, including:

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  • Crack Repair
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Crawl spaces are frequently neglected by homeowners because they are hidden away under our homes. Ignoring your home’s crawl space seems inconsequential, but disregarding your crawl space can lead to potentially critical problems. The air that flows through your home will eventually pass through your crawl space, taking with it pollen, mold spores, and various contaminants that prosper in the moist, cold, and dirty atmosphere of a vented crawl space.

In addition to leaving you and your family vulnerable to these contaminants, a vented crawl space can also result in expensive drafts that make for chilly temperatures in the higher floors. This issue is worsened by the utilization of fiberglass insulation that can become ineffective and soggy in the moist environment. These issues significantly decrease the energy efficiency of your entire home.

Luckily, The Drying Co./ThermalTec can reconstruct your crawl space so that what once was a hazard to your home becomes a resource. We provide a variety of crawl space solutions, such as:

  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Crawl Space Support Jacks
  • Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
  • And More!

Reliable Gutter Installation in Chesapeake

Having gutters that don’t need to be cleared out every time it rains is every homeowner’s dream. At The Drying Co./ThermalTec, our experts will install the perfect gutters to help protect your home from water damage. The GutterShutter gutter system is designed with premium-grade aluminum so it won’t bend under heavy debris. Our patented gutters and gutter guards also prevent debris from clogging up your gutters and never detach from your property, so you have one less thing to worry about! Better protect your home from damage with the help of your local GutterShutter dealer in Chesapeake.

Case Studies From Chesapeake
Spray
This attic is currently insulated with blown-in and batt fiberglass. It is also home to the HVAC system for the second floor of the home. This...
Identifying
This homeowner in Chesapeake, Virginia wanted to have their crawl space inspected and given solutions for any repairs needed, so they called us at...
Spray
This homeowner had a metal shed that they wanted to insulate. They used the space for storage and as a workshop, so they wanted to be able to have...
Job Stories From Chesapeake, VA
Controlling Moisture in a Chesapeake, VA Crawl Space

This Chesapeake, VA homeowner reached out to us when they noticed that they had moisture problems in their crawl space.

At the inspection, we found that the vapor barrier was almost nonexistent. In the places where there was a barrier, it was wadded up leaving the majority of the ground uncovered and allowing water vapor to rise into the crawl space. Open vents allow hot humid air from outside to flood into the crawl space raising the relative humidity inside the crawl space. At 60% relative humidity the potential for mold growth occurs. Mold grows on organic materials such as the floor joists and paper backing of insulation. The air in your crawl space is pulled up into your home via the stack effect and negatively impacts the indoor air quality.

The moisture is absorbed by the wood joists and the fiberglass insulation. When wet, fiberglass insulation loses its R-value. The material is also damaged and begins to separate from itself. The more moisture it absorbs, the heavier it becomes causing it to sag and fall away from the floor joists. Saturated fiberglass holds water against the wood joists as well. At 19% wood moisture content, wood rot begins, which can cause even more serious damage to the home.

The homeowners wanted to treat the mold, replace the vapor barrier, control the moisture, and prevent the mold from coming back, so they would not have to do this project again.

 

For this homeowner, we recommended removing the existing vapor barrier and insulation along with any debris in the crawl space. Then treat the mold and mildew growth with an antimicrobial solution.

Next, we recommend covering the ground with a heavy-duty vapor barrier, CleanSpace, sealing the crawl space off from the earth’s moisture. We would also want to air seal the crawl space to prevent hot humid air from continuing to flood in. This is achieved by sealing all vents, the sill plate, the rim & band, and any penetrations through the foundation walls to the outside.

Then we suggest the homeowner insulate the crawl space walls with either Foamboard insulation or Closed-Cell Spray Foam. This reduces the transfer of heat through the block walls and extends the thermal barrier of the home to the floor of the crawl space, making the environment easier to control. The final piece is a dehumidifier. Without a dehumidifier, we cannot control the relative humidity leaving the opportunity for mold growth to reoccur.

With this solution to fix their crawl space, they will be able to control the humidity and moisture in their crawl space, resulting in better indoor air quality and the peace of mind that their home is protected.

If you have moisture problems in your crawl space, falling or sagging insulation, or a missing vapor barrier, The Drying Co. can help! Our highly trained Home Performance Advisors take all the time you need to discuss your concerns, do a thorough inspection, and help you develop the right plan for your home.

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Work Requests From Chesapeake, VA
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Looking for a quote. Scope of work includes removal of fiberglass insulation in 500-sqf of attic space. Installation of baffles and blown insulation to R-32 spec in 1500-sqf attic.
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Insulation in attic and sides of FROG
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Ductwork services in crawl space.
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NEED 7000 SF OF INSULATION IN ATTIC OF NEW ADDITION TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
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Need estimate for removal of old blow in fiber and replaced with appropriate amount of insulation, either blow in or batting.
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Looking for adding, or remove old/add new, blown attic insulation. add missing wall insulation behind ROG knee walls.
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I have a contract on the property address provided above. The home inspection revealed evidence of prior or intermittent water intrusion or accumulation was found in one or more sections of the crawl space. For example, watermarks and/or efflorescence on the foundation wall and/or piers, wet ground at various areas of crawl space (with signs of intermittent pooling), and areas of overly damp or wet underfloor insulation. The inspector believes the conditions likely worsen after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. As viewed at time of inspection: apparent water intrusion likely along front (east) foundation wall, and north foundation wall (towards rear corner).
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Would like to have new insulation installed on the left side of my home in the crawlspace. The right side was done early summer. Left side needs more support pins for insulation
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I am requesting an estimate to have the crawl space cleaned out . replace damaged insulation , repaid vapor barriers, and sanitization.
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Crawl space not encapsulated. old insulation
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Attic and crawlspace
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We would like to to air seal and replace existing/add additional installation to our home.
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Attic insulation, removal and replacement. Tenant mixed toxic powder in the insulation
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My electric bill seems to be extremely high considering I live alone.
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Natural Gas payment has skyrocketed and am interesting in auditing home for energy efficiency and solutions specifically related to insulation and duct work.
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Cold house. Last power bill was 450.00.
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I would like to get an estimate on having the interior of house insulated
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Bought a house and the insulation has settled in the attic. Interested in working that area.
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Insulation in crawl space
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