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Installing a Vapor Barrier in a Lancaster, VA Crawl Space

Installing a Vapor Barrier in a Lancaster, VA Crawl Space

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Installing a Vapor Barrier in a Lancaster, VA Crawl Space Installing a Vapor Barrier in a Lancaster, VA Crawl Space

This crawl space in Lancaster was suffering from many outside moisture issues. One of these issues was that the old liner covering the dirt floor was torn in many places, allowing the earth's moisture to rise and affect the relative humidity of the crawl space. An excessive moisture content can lead to condensation, material damage, and even mold or mildew growth. Our installers removed the existing vapor barrier and any debris from the crawl space, then placed a 20-mil vapor barrier, called CleanSpace, over the dirt floor of the crawl space. This heavy-duty liner covers the entire crawl space floor, gets wrapped around all piers, and mechanically fastened to the foundation wall, six to eight inches above outside grade. The CleanSpace will help protect the crawl space from any moisture rising from the earth, and it allows service personnel to maneuver freely throughout the crawl space. This solution is one of many to help encapsulate and seal off any outside influence. If you are interested in our vapor barrier, then please give us a call today to schedule your free estimate.

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in Lancaster, VA

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in Lancaster, VA

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CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in Lancaster, VA CleanSpace Vapor Barrier in Lancaster, VA

This Lancaster, VA homeowner has several improvements happening in their crawl space. Installing a new CleanSpace Vapor Barrier (aka moisture barrier or crawl space liner) is just one piece of that, but a very importiant one. 


This 7 ply, poly string-reinforced vapor barrier is combined with a 4-inch wide liner tape that seals the crawl space off from the earth's moisture. The product is durable enough to withstand servicepersons crawling around in your crawl space without worry of it becoming detached or torn.

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Basement waterproofing & crawl space repair experts in Lancaster, VA 

Do you have standing water in your basement? Your wet basement might seem like an insurmountable problem, but The Drying Co. can make this an issue of the past. The Drying Co. is an experienced basement waterproofing contractor and can identify the cause of your wet basement and use state of the art waterproofing technology to make your basement a dry and usable space again in Lancaster, VA. Our basement waterproofing solutions include:

  • Perimeter Drainage Systems
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  • And more!

We also offer basement insulation. Give us a call at 1-833-933-3111 or click below to schedule your free estimate in Lancaster, VA!

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Many homeowners don't like talking about their crawl spaces. It's not hard to see why. Often crawl spaces are vented which makes them a haven for mold, debris, and pests. Unfortunately ignoring the problem won't make it any better. The air in your home will pass through your crawl space and bring these contaminants into your living quarters. Issues with your crawl space can also lead to uncomfortable drafts and sagging floors.

Whatever your issue, The Drying Co. is your trusted crawl space repair contractor in Lancaster, VA. Our experts offer a wide range of crawl space repair services including:

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
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  • And More!

The Drying Co. provides professional basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and basement & crawl space insulation in Lancaster, Virginia. If you have a wet or cold basement or crawl space, call The Drying Co. at 1-833-933-3111 today to schedule a free estimate! Our experts will offer proven products to suit your style and budget and keep your Lancaster home dry and comfortable!

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The Drying Co. is a proud installer of gutter guards and gutters in Lancaster. We offer the proven, durable Gutter Shutter system that is guaranteed to never clog or pull away from your home.

Our Gutter Shutter gutter system includes:

  • Gutter guards with a Lifetime No-Clog Warranty
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Eliminate gutter clogging, sagging, and pulling- and say goodbye to water and roof damage caused by faulty, ineffective gutters! The Drying Co. provides free estimates for our proven gutters and gutter guards in Lancaster. Schedule yours today!

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This Lancaster, VA homeowner contacted us about having insulation installed in the attic. At the inspection, we found that there was no existing...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation Options in Lancaster, VA

This Lancaster, VA homeowner contacted us because they were interested in crawl space encapsulation options for their home.

At the inspection, we found signs of moisture and high relative humidity in the crawl space. The vapor barrier was not effectively sealing the crawl space from the ground’s moisture and had some signs of puddling. The fiberglass insulation was beginning to delaminate and fall away from the floors and mold and mildew growth was beginning to occur on the joists.

These symptoms are a result of high relative humidity in the crawl space. Hot humid air floods into the crawl space in summer months through open vents, around the crawl space door, and through holes or gaps in the home’s foundation to outside. These gaps include the sill plate, rim and band, and plumbing or utility penetrations through the foundation wall. Water vapor also rises into the crawl space from the earth. The vents do not allow enough airflow to keep the crawl space dry, instead, they dump hot, humid air into the crawl space, and it becomes trapped, raising the relative humidity and wreaking havoc.

For an encapsulation, we recommended first cleaning out the crawl space and treating any mold or mildew growth with an antimicrobial. Then we advise installing a heavy-duty vapor barrier called CleanSpace and sealing all seams, wrapping and sealing all piers, and attaching and sealing the liner to the foundation walls. This completely seals the crawl space off from the earth’s moisture.

Next, we advise sealing all vents, to prevent humid air from continuing to pour into the crawl space. We then suggest sealing the rim and band, sill plate, and any penetrations through the foundation wall to the outside. The goal is to seal all gaps that allow outside air to flow into the crawl space and raise the humidity. Then, we recommend insulating the crawl space walls with an R-10 of either Spray Foam insulation or Foam Board Insulation, leaving a viewing strip at the top of the wall for termite inspections. Insulation from the walls extends the thermal barrier of the home and helps further control the environment. Part of air sealing and insulating the crawl space includes installing an insulated, friction fit door panel behind the exterior crawl space door.

The final piece is to install a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidification System. This equipment is designed to remove excess moisture from the crawl space, controlling the relative humidity and circulate dry air throughout the entire crawl space.

If the homeowner chooses to encapsulate their crawl space, they will be able to protect their crawl space from future microbial growth improving their indoor air quality. They will also see lower energy bills and experience warmer floors in the winter.  

Work Requests From Lancaster, VA
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Have an old home, with minimal insulation in attic. Interested in estimate for air sealing and blown in insulation
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Crawl space encapsulation
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Crawlspace Encapsulation
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Ongoing problems in the basement with moisture coming in (the recent storms this past Friday have caused minor flooding in portions of the basement), mold and mildew.
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Basement shows water infiltration. Do you have free inspections?
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Inspection reported moister in crawlspace. Was told by pest management the crawlspace was to low to enter but the home inspector did go in the crawlspace when I had the home inspection done. was just trying to see if I could get a estimate for someone to come out and see how the problem can be corrected.
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Leak in my basement.
Project Location: Lancaster, VA
I have an oversized two car garage that I would like to have the ceiling insulated. Looking for prices. Rough estimate of garage is 23X29 or 667 square feet.