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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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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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Looking for a price quote to remove old insulation and install new installation in the attic and crawl space. Crawl space has a vapor barrier installed. Attic has spray in insulation. Attic 55' 2" x 28' 2" Crawl 36' 8" x 28' 2"
Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
Looking for quote to have insulation installed in the whole house. Our new AC unit has a hard time keeping temperatures down on hot days
Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
Limited insulation in attic, old, not replaced after new roof installed 2-3 years ago
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The insulation in my attic is old. We've done a lot of work to the HVAC system and duct work over the last year and it was recommended I get some new insulation up in my attic.
Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
Moisture in crawl space - all AC/Heating ducting and insulation replaced - would like to close the project with crawl-space cleaning and encapsulation. We are the original owners of the property and the home is 17 years old...
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Insulation and heat leaving back room
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I have moisture damage under my house and need a quote to encapsulate the crawl space, install a dehumidifier, and fix the damage.
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Would like a free estimate on how to reduce my heating/cooling bills. My crawl space is already vaporized with a dehumidifier. Do you give free estimates for this type of evaluation?
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Need to insulate and seal garage. Garage has attic space and already finished walls however lacking any insulation
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Wanting to vacuum out and blow in new insulation in the attic of home. Was informed of evidence of rodents in the attic and are in need of new insulation
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Trying to get a quote for attic insulation and also possibly installing a dehumidifier in crawl space
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Interested in crawl space encapsulation and potential repair
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I believe my walls don't have insulation and I would like to have this done if possible.
Project Location: Chesapeake, VA
My home is approximately 1800 sq ft. I'm looking to have the old blow-in insulation removed and replaced with new. I want to discuss the replacement and proper install of new rafter vent baffles as well. Feel free to call anytime. Thank you.
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Need to spray foam storage unit
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Remove and install insulation in attic
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Front and back gutters with guards
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Upgrade attic insulation
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Install spray foam insulation in attic between rafters.
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New metal storage garage. We'd like to have a "dry" side, so only need a light coat to cut wind and contain weather. We'll add a small a/c unit also. Overall size is 25x40,but we'll subdivide, and enclose 25x26.
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