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CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

Before After
CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in a Henrico, VA Crawl Space CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

The original liner installed in this Henrico crawl space was a flimsy 6-mil vapor barrier. There were gaps in the liner, exposing the crawl space to moisture rising from the earth. This moisture can increase the relative humidity, which can lead to mold or mildew growth, condensation, and higher energy bills. We replaced this old liner with our 10-mil CleanSpace Light vapor barrier, which gets wrapped around all piers and mechanically fastened and sealed six to eight inches above outside grade on the foundation walls. CleanSpace will help protect the crawl space from moisture rising from the earth and comes with an antimicrobial, called UltraFresh, built into the material to help mitigate mold growth on the liner, itself.

Crawl Space Insulation in Henrico, VA

Crawl Space Insulation in Henrico, VA

Before After
Crawl Space Insulation in Henrico, VA Crawl Space Insulation in Henrico, VA

This Henrico, VA client contacted us because they wanted to address the insulation in their crawl space. Moisture had caused damage to the fiberglass insulation and it was sagging and falling to the ground. The unsealed, vented crawl space was allowing moisture to flood in and cause damage to the insulation as well as mold and mildew growth. 


The homeowner wanted to not only reinsulate the crawl space, but they also didn't want to do it again in a few years. After reviewing their options, they opted to encapsulate the space. The crawl space was cleaned out and treated with an antimicrobial. Then, a new vapor barrier is installed sealing the crawl space off from the earth's moisture. Our team then air seals the space by blocking and sealing all vents and sealing any penetrations through the foundation wall to the outside. 


Next closed-cell spray foam is applied to the foundation walls and rim band. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier is installed to control the relative humidity and help prevent future microbial growth. Finally, an interior friction-fit door is installed to air seal and insulate behind the exterior door, and an Everlast exterior crawl space door is installed on the outside. 

Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

Before After
Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space Encapsulating a Henrico, VA Crawl Space

We met this homeowner at a home show, where they asked us to come to inspect their crawl space because they were interested in encapsulating it due to moisture and mildew-mold concerns. This section of the crawl space is under an addition. The vapor barrier is unsealed, allowing moisture to rise from the ground and contribute to high relative humidity. Microbial growth is beginning on the floor joists and the fiberglass insulation is beginning to sag and fall.

The old materials have been removed, vents sealed, and the sill plate and rim band have been sealed as well. The CleanSpace vapor barrier has been installed with all seams overlapped and sealed. The moisture barrier is also run up the walls 6-8 inches above outside grade. The walls are prepped for spray foam insulation to be applied. 

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I just want to let you and your team know how much I appreciate your diligence in helping me find out the source of my crawlspace "mystery leak".
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Thank you, The guys who did the work were very polite and courteous. Everyone has been very helpful. Vernice
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Expert Spray Foam Insulation & Ductwork Sealing for Henrico, VA Homeowners

The Drying Co. is Henrico's most trusted home insulation and energy efficiency contractor.  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.

Home Energy Savings Experts

We specialize in a variety of services aimed to lessen your home's carbon footprint while reducing your utility costs! Our experts can provide you with a home energy audit to test your home and identify how you can start saving. We not only test and investigate your home's energy usage, but we will discuss and prioritize the proper repairs. You'll know which ones will save you the most energy and why. This will also help direct you in making the best decision for you and your family.

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

For a FREE, no-obligation services estimate, you'll also receive a free copy of "Saving Energy and Money at Home," a great book to use as you begin to create a more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient home!

Basement Waterproofing Professionals

Do you have water in your basement? While this can be a serious issue that greatly detracts from the comfort and value of your home, it is not unsolvable. Here at The Drying Co./ThermalTec we have the basement waterproofing solutions you need to create a healthy and dry basement environment.

Our team can examine your basement, determine the cause of your water problems, and then install the solution you need to keep your basement dry for good. We offer a variety of solutions including:

  • Waterproof Wall Coverings
  • French drain systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Crack Repair
  • And more!

Crawl Space Repair Experts

Your crawl space is often out of sight and thus out of mind, but that doesn't mean your crawl space isn't important. In fact, issues with your crawl space can often make their presence felt throughout the rest of your home. Many crawl spaces are vented, and this ineffective practice often makes them the perfect home for mold, pests, and more. The air that passes through this crawl space will then pick up these contaminants and bring them into the rest of your home. This air can also prove a source of cold floors and costly drafts.

The experts at The Drying Co./ThermalTec can help you transform your crawl space from a detriment into an asset. With crawl space encapsulation we can completely seal your crawl space to prevent the drafts and pests that can make it a filthy space in the first place. We also offer other crawl space repair solutions like crawl space insulation, dehumidifiers, and support jacks.

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

Reliable Gutter Installation in Henrico

Your home’s gutters are an essential component of your roofing system. Without properly functioning gutters, damage can occur to your roof, siding, landscaping, and even your foundation. Clogs, poor draining, pulling away from your roof - all of these issues can be a thing of the past with expert gutter installation services from The Drying Co./ThermalTec. We specialize in seamless aluminum gutter installation, offering an industry-leading solution guaranteed to provide lasting results for your home.

Seamless gutters are superior due to their construction method - we machine our seamless gutters from a single piece of aluminum, leaving no material inside of the gutter channel to catch debris and form a clog. Paired with our gutter guard, we can guarantee that our seamless aluminum gutters will never clog, and you’ll never have to clean them again!

Gutter services in Henrico

  • Seamless gutter installation
  • Aluminum gutter replacement
  • Gutter downspout extensions
  • Gutter guard
  • Full gutter system installation
  • And More!

When you’re ready to work with the Henrico area’s best gutter contractor, it’s time to give The Drying Co./ThermalTec a call. We offer no-cost, no-obligation gutter replacement estimates in Henrico and the surrounding areas.

Case Studies From Henrico
With concerns about the insulation in their crawl space, this client in Henrico, VA wanted to know what their options were. During his...
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This Henrico, VA home had concerns with water entering their basement through the cinderblock walls. At our inspection, we found stains on the walls...
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Work Requests From Henrico, VA
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Interested in a home energy audit. 2,000 sq ft townhouse. 1 person -- I'm not home during 8am-8pm and i turn off my hvac and water heater is set to 100 deg; all outlets turned off yet i still use 40-60 kWh per day.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
We likely need some additional support added to our crawl space floor joists and would also like to get a quote on encapsulating the space.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
I'm looking to upgrade the insulation and air seal the second floor of my home. I have a cape cod style house and the second floor doesn't feel as cool as the rest of the house during the summer. I also had an Energy Audit done by Viridiant and he was able to pinpoint some aeras that needed more insulation. I wanted to see about the different options that can be taken and a quote on each. Thank you for your assistance.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
In process of full remodel and have mold issue in crawl space. Interested in recommendations and bid on work to remedy.
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Just moved into 1942 cape style with bad crawlspace. Joists rotting, moldy, moist etc. We would like to know the best route for remediation
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Hello, I recently had a leaky pipe destroy a section of insulation in my crawl space. I am looking to have someone inspect the area for any damage and replace any damaged insulation.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Looking to have the insulation and vapor barrier replaced in the crawl space and have settlement voids sealed off.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
I had a sewage leak in my crawlspace and need mold remediation, drying, and replacement of floor covering and insulation etc. Looking for a quote ASAP.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Insulation in my Crawlspace falling and want you to come and check and estimate
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Looking for a price to install vapor barrier in my crawlspace.
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Cold floors and rooms that are too cold. Interested in a Home Energy Audit.
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Our kitchen and pantry floors are incredibly cold due to lack of insulation in the crawl space. We would like an estimate to remedy.
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Need my attic insulated and floor in one room
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I have mold and moisture issues in the crawl space. Would like a quote for encapsulation+dehumidifier, etc. Also quote for additional insulation in attic. Thanks
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Dirt floor crawl space needs attention. The room above it is very cold
Project Location: Henrico, VA
My electric bill is about 190 per month. The main areas of my home seem to be cold but thermostat is saying house is at 70. I believe there may be some ways to improve the efficiency of my home.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Looking for estimate to have crawlspace encapsulated.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
My father-in-law suggested encapsulation to help keep our heating and cooling costs down and help with humidity levels in the winters
Project Location: Henrico, VA
I would like to get an estimate on encapsulating my crawlspace.
Project Location: Henrico, VA
Need to get more insulation put in our attic.
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23075, 23228, 23229, 23231, 23233, 23238, 23242, 23255, 23273, 23288, 23294