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Walls & Ceilings Top 25 Insulation Contractors 2021
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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
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Ductwork Sealing
  • Home Energy Audits
  • And More!

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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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Gloucester Point’s Go-to Basement Waterproofing Company

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:

  • Waterproof Flooring & Wall Coverings
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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
  • And More!

Reliable Gutter Installation in Gloucester Point

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 Gloucester Point.

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Common Unsealed Crawl Space Problems in Gloucester Point, VA

This homeowner in Gloucester Point, VA contacted us at The Drying Co./ThermalTec to evaluate their crawl space for moisture damage. We sent one of our experienced Home Performance Advisors to examine the crawl space and give a free estimate for the job.

Upon inspection, we found that the crawl space floor was quite cluttered with debris, old wood, cinder-blocks, and what remained of a dirty, torn vapor barrier. All the debris will have to be removed, the old liner will need to be replaced with a heavy-duty 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier, similar to a pool liner, which will prevent moisture from the dirt floor to rise into the crawl space. The CleanSpace liner has polyester cord reinforcement inside, making it quite heavy and durable, and has an antimicrobial agent called UltraFresh manufactured in the material, which will help prevent mold and bacteria growth. The vapor barrier would be wrapped around all piers and attached to the foundation walls six to eight inches above outside grade. The CleanSpace is bright white and adds a clean and pleasing aesthetic appearance to the crawl space.

The next problem we found in this crawl space was the mold and mildew growth along the floor joists and girders. Mold and mildew will grow on any organic material within the crawl space such as wood and the paperbacks of fiberglass insulation. The relative humidity needs to be at least 60% for mold to begin growing on the organic materials. We will address the issue of relative humidity later. We would propose using Shockwave antimicrobial, an EPA-registered disinfectant, sanitizer, and cleaner designed to kill mold spores at their source.

We also noticed that much of the fiberglass insulation was tearing apart and falling to the floor. Fiberglass acts like a sponge, soaking up moisture from the crawl space air, and becoming too heavy to sit between the floor joists. Water droplets pull apart the fine fibers of the insulation, and the extra weight of the water tears it apart. Instead of replacing the fiberglass in the floor joists, we would propose insulating the foundation walls of the crawl space. The benefit of doing this would enable us to help mitigate heat during the warmer seasons while reducing cold floors during the cooler seasons. There would not be any need for fiberglass insulation in the floor joists with the walls being sealed. We would use a closed-cell spray foam, which acts as an air barrier and vapor retarder if sprayed at an inch and a half at least. The open vents in the foundation walls, which let air and moisture uncontrollably seep in, would be covered from the inside with a precise cut foam board piece and sealed with foam. Doing this would allow us to mitigate the leakage of moisture underneath the home, which will also reduce the relative humidity and mold growth.

The final proposition would be to add a dehumidifier to help control the environment underneath the home. We would use the Sedona SaniDry, a high-efficiency dehumidifier designed to regulate and control the amount of moisture within the crawl space. The Sedona controls the relative humidity, keeping it below 55%, and helps evenly distribute dry air around the area. The homeowners are given a hygrometer to monitor the humidity and temperature within the crawl space in case there are any spikes. With the crawl space being encapsulated and sealed, and the dehumidifier regulating the environment, the homeowners would have a major decrease in moisture problems during the warm and humid seasons, they would not experience cold floors during the colder seasons, and would see a decrease in their energy bills.

If you or someone you know is experiencing moisture problems or smelling the musty odor of mold rising into their home, then please call us at The Drying Co./ThermalTec for a free estimate! Our experienced and professional team will work with you to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

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