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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dewitt, VA

This Dewitt, VA crawl space is encapsulated with a 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier, closed-cell spray foam, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, R-11 along the perimeter of the crawl space, and an Everlast Crawl Space door. 

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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:

  • Attic Insulation
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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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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
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  • Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
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Reliable Gutter Installation in Dewitt

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 Dewitt.

Job Stories From Dewitt, VA
Diagnosing Musty Odors in a Dewitt, VA Home

A Dewitt, VA homeowner contacted us when they noticed musty odors in their home and discovered a moisture problem in the crawl space.

At the inspection, we found that the existing fiberglass insulation in the floors joists was damp and falling from the floor. Fiberglass absorbs moisture like a sponge, lowering its R-value and damaging the fibers causing them to pull apart from one another.

There vapor barrier was missing in some places and was not sealed to itself or the walls and piers allowing water vapor to rise into the space and contribute to the moisture problem.

The excess moisture in the crawl space raised the relative humidity and with the moderate temperatures we experience most of the year, allowed mold and mildew growth on the floor joists and paper backing of the insulation. The musty odors the homeowner was experiencing was a result of the moisture and microbial growth.

 

To remedy the moisture and mold in the crawl space that was causing odors in the home, we recommended sealing the crawl space.

To achieve this, we first recommended removing the existing fiberglass, vapor barrier, and any debris and treating the mold growth with an antimicrobial.

Next, we would want to install a durable vapor barrier, CleanSpace, to seal the crawl space from the earth’s moisture. The CleanSpace liner would be installed on the floor of the crawl space and sealed at all seams, wrapped around all piers, and sealed, and attached and sealed to the foundation walls about 6 inches above outside grade. This will seal the crawlspace from the earth’s moisture.

The next step is to air seal the crawl space, by blocking and sealing all vents, insulating the rim and band with spray foam, sealing the sill plate, sealing around all penetrations through the foundation wall to the outside, and installing a friction fit door behind the exterior crawl space access door.

Then we would insulate the crawl space walls with Closed-Cell Spray Foam at an R-10. R-10 meets the VA building code for insulating from foundations. This foam product also offers an air barrier and vapor retarder at 1.5 inches. We would leave a 2” code required viewing strip so for termite inspections as well.

The final piece would be to install a dehumidifier and control the relative humidity in the space. The Drying Co. uses the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, which is specifically designed for the crawl space. It is an energy-efficient unit that only cuts on when the relative humidity hits about 55%. It then pulls the excess moisture from the air, filters the air, then circulates dry air throughout the entire crawl space.

If the homeowners choose to take this route in addressing the moisture and musty odors, they will not only remedy it, but they will not have to worry about the odors again. Their crawl space will stay dry and with the relative humidity under control, they will not need to worry about mold and mildew growth again.

If you are experiencing musty odors in your home, you may have moisture problems in your crawl space or basement. Give the professionals at The Drying Co. a call 1-833-933-3111. We will do a thorough inspection of your basement or crawl space, take photos, review our findings, and work with you to develop the best solution for you and your home.

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