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Expert Ductwork Sealing, Home Energy Audits, & Insulation Contractor

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
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  • 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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Hayes’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.. 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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  • And more!

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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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Reliable Gutter Installation in Hayes

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 Hayes.

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Moisture Mitigation in a Hayes, VA Crawl Space

This homeowner contacted us because they had no vapor barrier in their crawl space and had moisture damage. At the inspection, we found some mold growth and falling insulation. There was evidence on the block walls and piers that water and moisture had been a problem in the space, and there was some erosion on the ground where water had collected. Moisture flooding into the vents contributed to high relative humidity which allowed the microbial growth to occur and damaged the insulation. The homeowner wanted to address the moisture concerns and consider their options for mitigating current and future issues with moisture.

To address these concerns, we first proposed removing the existing, damaged fiberglass insulation and any debris on the ground. Then we would treat the mold and mildew growth with an antimicrobial.

The next step would be to install a heavy-duty vapor barrier to seal the crawl space off from the earth’s moisture. This would be achieved by attaching and sealing the liner on the foundation walls, piers, and sealing all seams. All gaps to the outside would be sealed, including the rim and band, sill plate, and vents. This stops air carrying moisture from flooding into the crawl space and contributing to high relative humidity and moisture damage.

Then we would insulate the walls with an R-10 of either Foam Board or Closed-Cell Spray foam, depending on the homeowner’s preference. We would leave a 2-inch viewing strip, as required by VA building code for termite inspections at the top of the block wall. Insulating from the walls extends the thermal barrier of the home to the floor of the crawl space, reducing the transfer of heat between the crawl space and outside. This results in warmer floors in the winter and can even help with plumbing lines that freeze in the winter.

With the crawl space sealed as much as possible, we need to control the relative humidity inside the crawl space. Because high relative humidity (above 60%) and warm temperatures are all mold and mildew need to grow on organic materials such as the floor joists, we need to make sure we are controlling it. The SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier is the perfect piece of equipment for the job. This dehumidifier is specifically designed to remove excess moisture from the air and circulate dry air throughout the entire crawl space. The unit is energy efficient and only cuts on when the relative humidity increases over the preset threshold, about 55%, keeping the relative humidity under 60% and protecting the crawl space and the home.

Finally, we want to address one of the biggest holes in the crawl space, the door. We install an interior friction fit door to provide an R-10 of insulation behind the exterior door and air seal. Then we proposed an exterior ABS door that mounts flush to the outside of the home, the door does not rust, rot, or warp.

By taking this route, the homeowner will be able to mitigate the moisture in their crawl space and protect the substructure of their home from future damage. They will also gain the added benefits of warmer floors in the winter, a healthier indoor air quality, lower energy bills, and the peace of mind that they won’t need to re-do their crawl space or mitigate mold again.

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Work Requests From Hayes, VA
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I feel like my electric bill could be lower if my home was more efficient but I'm not quite sure.
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Crawl space moisture
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We are on the river, so our house is raised on pillars. We need new insulation under our floor.
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Looking to replace existing and missing gutters, and adding gutter guards.
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Getting very heavy rain.. Water is coming underneath new roof.. also need extensions for down spout
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Interested in options for insulating my garage
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I am looking at estimates to get my insulation upgraded/replaced in my attic space.
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We live in an old house, building around 1897 from what we have heard. I can feel the wind blowing in the house on colder days in several areas. Unknown what (if any) insulations is in the walls and if the area under the house may be the culprit.
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Quote to encapsulate crawl space and add dehumidifier.
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I contacted Pennisula heating and air to get a quote on attic fans (I have none) to help cool my home. My home does not reach temperature on thermostat and on days in the mid 80s and above it will be 8-10 degrees warmer in the home from what I have the thermostat set at. Peninsula heating and air said attic fans would not fix problem and suggested better insulation in the attic and insulation around the canned lighting that are located in our ceilings. (Currently the canned lights are not insulated).
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Moisture/mildew in house forever. Crawl space approx 2200 sq ft. Dirt floor with plastic cover, cinder block foundation with vents. Floor joist insul falling, mold/ mildew evident on floor joists.
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Moisture in crawl space
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Uneven room temperature, drafty windows