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Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic

Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic

Before After
Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic

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. 

Installing a Vapor Barrier in Chester, VA

Installing a Vapor Barrier in Chester, VA

Before After
Installing a Vapor Barrier in Chester, VA Installing a Vapor Barrier in Chester, VA

The standard vapor barrier that is installed in the crawl space during construction is a flimsy 6-mil liner that is easily torn apart by any service persons, rodents, and pests who crawl on top of it. This ineffective vapor barrier does not get properly sealed around the piers or foundation walls. Moisture from the earth floor rises into the crawl space through these gaps, adding to the relative humidity if the temperature rises.

CleanSpace is a 20-mil thick vapor barrier that completely seals off the home from the earth’s moisture. It is wrapped around the piers and sealed to the foundation walls using a 4” wide vinyl tape. Moisture rising from the ground is not able to penetrate the CleanSpace liner, adding to the total control of relative humidity in the crawl space.

Vented Crawl Space in Chester, VA

Vented Crawl Space in Chester, VA

Before After
Vented Crawl Space in Chester, VA Vented Crawl Space in Chester, VA

The open vents allow moisture and outside air into the crawl space. This makes it extremely difficult to control the overall relative humidity underneath a home. The dry winter air entering the vents will cause the floors above to feel cold and drafts, as well as raising the energy costs to keep the house comfortable. And in the summer, the wet, hot air will carry moisture into the crawl space, raising the relative humidity and allowing mold and mildew to thrive.

The foundation walls of this crawl space have been sprayed over, using a closed-cell spray foam that provides not only insulation but blockage from outside air moisture, while the open vents were sealed with foam board and covered in the same closed-cell spray foam. When closed-cell spray is applied at 1.5” thickness, it acts as an air barrier and vapor retarder. Sealing off the outside air and moisture provides the homeowner with more control over the relative humidity in the crawl space.

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Expert Ductwork Sealing, Home Energy Audits, & Insulation Contractor

The Drying Co./ThermalTec 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:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Ductwork Sealing
  • Home Energy Audits
  • Replacement Windows
  • And More!

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Water in your basement is a serious problem. Not only does standing water cause damage and facilitate mold growth, but it also greatly lowers the value of your home. Very few people will want to buy a home that is known to have a leaky basement. However, The Drying Co./ThermalTec can help with our quality basement waterproofing solutions.

Give us a call and our experts can provide you with the basement waterproofing solution you need. We'll inspect your basement, identify the cause of your water problem, and then implement the required repairs and waterproofing solution. We offer a wide range of products and services designed to make your basement healthy and dry, including:

  • Waterproof Flooring & Wall Coverings
  • French Drain Systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Crack Repair
  • And more!

Crawl Space Repair in Chester, VA

Issues with your crawl space can have wide-ranging effects on the rest of your home. Mold, mildew, pests, and other contaminants can get into the air that passes through your crawl space and then into the home, cold air from your crawl space can cause drafts, and issues with the structure can lead to sagging floors.

At The Drying Co./ThermalTec we offer the crawl space repair services you need to make your crawl space dry, healthy, and beneficial to your home. We offer a variety of solutions including:

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

Contact us today to schedule your free estimate for any of our services in Chester, VA!

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Work Requests From Chester, VA
Vicinity of Richmond Street in Chester
House built in 1963 with minimal insulation. Need insulation in attic to lower electric bills and maintain heat / cooling. Currently heat pump is working overtime in hot summer and cold winters after oil furnace was removed last winter.
Vicinity of Arbor Green Ct. in Chester
House is about 17 years old. Would like crawl space cleaner. House on hill, so can walk into the crawl space.
Vicinity of Rockridge Pl in Chester
Had a sump pump put in a couple of years ago, now have water coming in and original company gone out of business.
Vicinity of Greyshire Drive in Chester
I have noticed some water in my crawl space after all the heavy rain.
Vicinity of Bonjour Ln in Chester
Interested to quote on crawl space encapsulation
Vicinity of Enon Oaks Lane in Chester
Need to line my crawl space.
Vicinity of Michmar Drive in Chester
Excessive attic heat in the summer months.
Vicinity of Bruce Rd in Chester
High energy bills. Significantly higher than our previous which was larger.
Vicinity of ENON AVE in Chester
High energy bill..
Vicinity of Austin Rd Chester Va in Chester
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Vicinity of Starpine Lane in Chester
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Vicinity of Bermuda Ave in Chester
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Vicinity of Harrow in Chester
Need fiber glass blown into already existing 2 walls in the garage.
Vicinity of E Booker Blvd in Chester
Water entering lower level of home. perhaps sump pump is needed in crawl space.
Vicinity of Happy Hill Rd in Chester
When we open the closet doors upstairs it's either freezing cold in the wingman's the heat pours out in the summer, so if the kids leave them open the heat or air just keeps running.
Vicinity of Faraday Dr in Chester
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Vicinity of Bluewater Dr in Chester
Vicinity of Ramblewood Dr in Chester
Moisture in crawl space. need to replace access door add new insulation, 35 plus years old.
Vicinity of Seasigh Court in Chester
Humidity is still at 85% after putting in a vapor barrier.
Vicinity of N White Mountain Dr in Chester
You insulated our mstr bedrm and part of our crawl space in 7-2015. We would like an estimate to blow insulation in the walls of our bonus rm over the 2 car garage, as well as,the ceiling of the garage. Basically the entire bonus rm top to bottom. It is very hot in summer and cold in winter.