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Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA

Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA

Before After
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This crawl space had issues with mildew/mold, falling insulation, an ineffective vapor barrier, and moisture concerns in the home. We removed the old insulation and vapor barrier, treated the mildew/mold, installed a new vapor barrier, applied spray foam insulation on the crawl space walls, sealed all the vents, the rim and band, and sill plate, and insulated behind the crawl space door, then installed a dehumidifier to control relative humidity. 

Midlothian, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

Midlothian, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

Before After
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Initially, this crawl space was encapsulated with a 6-mil vapor barrier and R-11 vinyl faced fiberglass insulation. Thhomeownerer contacted us with concerns about an ammonia, or animal urine odor in her home and poor air sealing. 

Our goal was to remedy the Home Owner’s concerns of foul odors in her home and wasted energy. To achieve this, we installed a 20 mil Clean Space Vapor Barrier on the floor of the crawl space and around the piers. We installed Foamax board insulation on the walls leaving a 3-inch viewing strip for pest control companies to do their inspection. We applied spray foam insulation to the rim and band and sill plate to create an air seal and reduce drafts coming into the crawl space. Finally, we installed a Sani Dry Sedona Dehumidifier, the leading dehumidifier on the market, to pull any moisture that enters the crawl space out. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Midlothian, VA

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Midlothian, VA

Before After
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This crawl space was originally encapsulated at construction with a 6 mil Vapor Barrier and R-11 vinyl faced fiberglass insulation. The homeowner complained of an animal urine or ammonia odor in their home. This was a result of moisture entering the crawl space through the porous cinder block walls and saturating the fiberglass insulation. 

We installed a 20 mil Clean Space Vapor Barrier, Foamax Insulation Board, sealed the rim & band and sill plate, and installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier. This approach will help keep moisture out of the crawl space and control relative humidity. 

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I was very impressed with the professional workmanship of the crew that completed our encapsulation under the house.
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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
  • Replacement Windows
  • And More!

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Water in your basement is a serious problem. Not only does standing water cause damage and facilitate mold growth, but it also greatly lowers the value of your home. Very few people will want to buy a home that is known to have a leaky basement. However, The Drying Co./ThermalTec can help with our quality basement waterproofing solutions.

Give us a call and our experts can provide you with the basement waterproofing solution you need. We'll inspect your basement, identify the cause of your water problem, and then implement the required repairs and waterproofing solution. We offer a wide range of products and services designed to make your basement healthy and dry, including:

  • Waterproof Wall Coverings
  • French Drain Systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Crack Repair
  • And more!

Crawl Space Repair in Midlothian, VA

Issues with your crawl space can have wide-ranging effects on the rest of your home. Mold, mildew, pests, and other contaminants can get into the air that passes through your crawl space and then into the home, cold air from your crawl space can cause drafts, and issues with the structure can lead to sagging floors.

At The Drying Co./ThermalTec we offer the crawl space repair services you need to make your crawl space dry, healthy, and beneficial to your home. We offer a variety of solutions including:

  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Crawl Space Support Jacks
  • Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
  • And More!

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

Case Studies From Midlothian
This homeowner in Midlothian, Virginia called us at The Drying Company to discuss the odd, musty smells they have been experiencing inside the home...
These homeowners in Midlothian, Virginia called us at The Drying Company, noticing that the insulation in their crawl space was damaged and falling...
This Midlothian, VA Homeowner contacted us with concerns about moisture in their home and that it might be coming from the crawl space. At our...
Work Requests From Midlothian, VA
Project Location: Midlothian, VA
We have evidence of efflorescence at the bottom course of cinder blocks in the basement. Crawl space also shows some efflorescence and the vapor barrier is thin.
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I would like to get my attic insulated using spray foam or similar product.
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Sump Pump Maintenance. Potential clog or other issue that temporarily disabled sump pump after heavy rain on 4/6/2023.
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Looking for estimate to update crawlspace with either new insulation/vapor barrier or encapsulation.
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Moisture in crawl space. Squeaking floors.
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Recently moved to house in Midlothian which has crawl space with disrupted vapor barrier in multiple locations. Would like someone to review and provide estimate for recommended correction.
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Looking for radiant barrier installation
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Cold and drafty rooms
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Hoping to receive an estimate for upgrading our attic insulation. Thank you!
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Floors are cold in the morning which may require more insulation. There is no vapor barrier. Electrical and other lines need to be properly secured. Walls may need protective coatings.
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Request quote for encapsulation of crawl space.
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Need energy audit, fix/insulate. Cold spots in living room and master bedroom. Occasional water seepage in basement.
Project Location: Midlothian, VA
Installi g 400 gallon total reef tank. Want to add support under floor in crawlspace. Tank is 8 feet long by 25 inches wide. The 25 inch side will be against outside wall and extend 8 feet into room running parallel to floor joists. Will smart jacks be a viable option?
Project Location: Midlothian, VA
We recently moved into the house and we had a few issues come up on the inspection. Our air conditioning seems to be rather in efficient however both systems work well. We are concerned about the insulation of our crawl space, as well as our attic. Our crawl space has fiberglass insulation that has been in place for over twenty years and it is typically damp. Our attic could also use an evaluation see if the insulation is adequate. Thank you.
Project Location: Midlothian, VA
Replaced my cedar shake roof a few years ago with a Grand Manor shingle and my attic spaces are much hotter in summer and colder in winter making the attic areas less desirable for any storage or other uses.
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I am interested in home energy audit. What is the the cost of that? I prefer email communication, since I cannot take phone calls during the workday.
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Energy audit, attic insulation.
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Need repairs, insulation for crawl space.
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Need estimate asap duct and crawl
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After a heavy rain, we're noticing water buildup in one of the two furnace pans in the basement.