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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
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Blown-in Insulation
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  • 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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King William’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 King William

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 King William.

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Crawl Space Repair Options in King William, VA

This King William homeowner had concerns about moisture in their crawl space. The insulation was beginning to fall and there was mildew and mold growth on the floor joists. The existing 6 mil vapor barrier did not completely cover the ground allowing water vapor from the earth to rise into the crawl space. The open vents allow humid air to flow into the crawl space but don’t allow enough ventilation for it to escape. This has resulted in high relative humidity in the space leading to damage to the insulation as it absorbs the moisture in the air and microbial growth on organic surfaces.

The homeowner wanted to understand their options for returning their crawl space to its original state versus encapsulating the space.

The approach of returning the crawl space to its original state would include cleaning the old vapor barrier, debris, and insulation out of the crawl space. Then we would treat the joists with shockwave antimicrobial to kill the mold and mildew. Then a new 6-mil vapor barrier would be installed and anchored to the ground and R-19 fiberglass bats would be installed between the joists.

This option would remedy the current concern of microbial growth, falling insulation, and a damaged vapor barrier, however, it would not be a long-term solution, and the homeowners would likely be doing this project again within a few years. This approach will not stop moisture from impacting the crawl space environment through open vents or vapor rising from the earth.

The 6-mil will be anchored to the ground, meaning that U shaped stakes will be poked through the liner to help keep it in place. However, a 6-mil liner is about as thick as a trash bag meaning it will rip and tear easily. The anchors not only create additional weak points in the material, but it also means that there are more holes allowing water vapor to rise into the crawl space. It also cannot seal the crawl space from the earth’s moisture because it’s slick surface and fragility don’t allow the material to be sealed to the walls or itself at the seams.

As the crawl space fills with moisture, again, the fiberglass batts will continue to soak up that moisture. The batts will again become damaged by the moisture and begin to delaminate. As the fibers of the material pull away from each other the insulation will begin to drip from the floors. The added weight of the moisture will cause the batts to fall away from the floor and that moisture will be held against the floor joists promoting microbial growth. Leaving the homeowners with the same problems they had before.

The approach of Encapsulating the crawl space also begins with cleaning out the existing materials and treating the mold with Shockwave Antimicrobial. The next step would be to install a heavy-duty vapor barrier. We offered the Homeowners the option of a 10 mil or 20 mil CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. The material is durable enough to be attached and sealed to all crawl space walls, 6 inches above outside grade, wrapped and sealed around all piers and sealed at all seams, without anchors creating holes in the liner. This allows us to completely seal the crawl space from the earth’s moisture.

The next step would be to air seal and insulate the crawl space, this includes sealing all vents, the rim & band, sill plate, and any penetrations through the exterior wall such as plumbing lines. This allows us to stop the outside air carrying moisture from flooding into the crawl space and raising the relative humidity.

We then recommend applying closed-cell Spray Foam to the foundation walls. Insulating the crawl space walls allows us to extend the thermal barrier of the home to the floor of the crawl space. This helps reduce the transfer of heat through the foundation walls, further controlling the crawl space environment. We then insulate and air seal behind the crawl space door with a friction fit, insulated panel. This panel creates an airtight seal, preventing air carrying moisture from leaking in around the crawl space door and suffices the required R-10 of continuous insulation when insulating from the crawl space walls.

Finally, we recommend installing a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier. This piece of equipment is designed to remove the moisture in the crawl space and circulate dry air throughout the entire space. With ever dehumidifier, we include a hygrometer. The Hygrometer sensor is placed in the crawl space and transmits humidity and temperature readings to a display unit that the homeowner places in their home. The display unit takes temperature and humidity readings inside the home as well. This allows the homeowner to monitor the conditions of their crawl space.

If the homeowners choose to take this approach, it will allow them to not only repair the current damage to the insulation and vapor barrier as well as address the microbial growth. It also allows them to control the crawl space environment to prevent mold growth from reoccurring and stop the damage moisture causes to the insulation. Beyond these benefits, they will also experience improved indoor air quality, lower energy bills, and warmer floors in the winter.

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Vicinity of Fairfield Ln in King William
High humidity in the crawl space.
Vicinity of Indian Church Rd. in King William
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Vicinity of Forest Lane in King William
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Vicinity of Indian Fields Dr in King William
Possible moisture in insulation under crawl space. Want to check air quality, as well.
Vicinity of Fontainebleau Ct in King William
Moisture in crawl space, spors/growth on beams. Quote to clean and condition
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