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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Disputanta, VA

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Disputanta, VA

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Moisture has been wreaking havoc in this crawl space. Mold and mildew are growing on the floor joists and the insulation has fallen and is damaged from the moisture. Efflorescence and staining on the foundation walls tell us that moisture is not only entering through the open vents but also through the block walls.


The homeowner wants to seal and insulate the crawl space to prevent future moisture damage and microbial growth. We began by treating the mold and mildew growth with shockwave, and antimicrobial that kills the microbial growth. Then we set to cleaning the space out then sealing all vents, penetrations to outside through the foundation walls, and the sill plate. CleanSpace Vapor barrier is installed, wrapped and sealed around all piers, attached to the foundation walls, and sealed at all seams. Finally, the rim band is insulated and foam board insulation is installed on the foundation walls and sealed at all seams. A dehumidifier is installed to control the relative humidity and help prevent future microbial growth. 

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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.. At The Drying Co., 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. 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
  • And More!

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Having gutters that don’t need to be cleared out every time it rains is every homeowner’s dream. At The Drying Co., 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 Disputanta.

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Attic Insulation Options for a Disputanta, VA

A Disputanta, VA homeowner contacted us because they were interested in making their home more comfortable.

At our inspection, we found that the attic had existing blown-in fiberglass insulation on the ceiling, while other spots had no insulation at all. There is little to no protection between the attic and the living space of this home. Air leakage is also a concern as gaps in the home allow air to be sucked up toward the top of the house and escape into the unconditioned attic through a process called the stack effect. The holes in this home, and almost every home, are naturally created at construction. These openings include recessed can lights, top plates, bath fans, plumbing and electrical penetrations, ductwork, and chimneys. In addition, the ductwork in the attic is subject to these conditions. In the summer, the attic is sweltering and heats up the duct lines and the air in them. In the winter, the attic is the same temperature as it is outside and cools the duct lines and the air in them making it more difficult and expensive to heat and cool the home. This leaves the homeowners with rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

The homeowner initially asked us about installing a radiant barrier in the attic. The thinking behind radiant barriers is that it will reflect heat back into the home. However, to be effective, the radiant barrier needs to be shiny. Since it is installed at an angle, on the attic rafters, air is blown across it through the vents. This air carries particles, dust, and dirt with it, making the radiant barrier dull and dirty. They don’t work well on the attic floor because they need air space to reflect the heat back in, so while the idea of a radiant barrier is great, they don’t reflect winter heat back into our homes as we want, and won’t achieve what this homeowner is looking for.

Instead of installing a radiant barrier, which would do little to keep heat in the home in the winter and would not make an impactful difference in the homeowner’s comfort, we recommended properly air sealing and insulating the attic.

To achieve this, we would begin by either moving aside or removing the existing insulation, this is subject to the homeowner’s preference, to air seal. Air sealing means plugging all holes from the living space to the attic including the can lights, by using fire retardant Rockwool covers and air sealing foam, sealing all top plates, and around any electrical, plumbing or other utility penetrations. This will slow the escape of conditioned air into unconditioned space, allowing the air you paid to heat and cool to stay in the home longer. Then we would install new blown-in cellulose insulation. Cellulose has a higher R-value per inch than blown fiberglass and is made of 85% recycled materials and 15% new material, it is also treated with a borate solution that helps to deter pests and is fire retardant, meaning it will not ignite, only smolder. To prevent any insulation from falling out, we would install PVs (proper vents) at the soffit vents and build a dam around the attic access. We would insulate the scuttle access of the attic and fit it with a gasket to help reduce heat radiating out of the attic access and air escaping around it.

If the homeowner chooses to take this approach, they will see a noticeable difference in the comfort of their home and its ability to keep heat in the winter months and out in the summer. As an added benefit they will have lower energy bills and fewer drafts in their home.  


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Attic insulation and air flow. Ceiling has mold spots.
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Removing some of the cold air seepage in my house.
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Need additional insulation in our attic space where it has been finished
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Mold and excess moisture/humidity in crawlspace
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