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Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

Before After
Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

This homeowner had concerns about water entering their basement, especially during the heavy rainfall the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond have been seeing. The solution was to install a complete basement waterproofing system. CleanSpace was installed covering the below-grade portion of the basement walls to direct any water infiltration into the drainage system. The WaterGuard Drainage System was installed to collect any water entering the basement that was directed downward by the CleanSpace and direct it toward the SuperSump System. The SuperSump System is a 1/3 hp sump pump, that pumps water out of the basement and away from the home. In these photos, you can see the bottom of the stairs in the basement. The before photo shows staining on the walls and a collection of silt and sediment where the floor meets the wall. these are clear signs that water is entering the basement. Since the basement is used for storage and laundry this poses a threat to the homeowner's valuables and washer and dryer. In the after photo, you can see the dark line of cement around the perimeter of the basement where the WaterGuard system has been installed and the bright white walls that are lined with CleanSpace. 

Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

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Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

A 20 mil vapor barrier is laid, seams are taped, and it is adhered to the crawl space walls, replacing the old and torn 6 mil vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation is installed on the crawl space walls and the sill plate, rim and band, and vents are sealed. 

Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

Before After
Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

An interior, insulated, friction fit door is installed behind the existing crawl space door. 

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This is the first time since 1960 (when the house was built) that I don't dread going into the basement and now know that that very large space is...
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Crew worked very hard to get a large job done in a week. I am happy with work and clean up.
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Expert Spray Foam, Attic & Home Insulation Services in Richmond, VA

The Drying Co./ThermalTec 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.

Spray foam insulation is the best home insulation product available today. It is superior to every other home insulation alternative for several reasons. 1) Spray foam insulation will never shift or peel away from the surface it's sprayed on due to its adhesive properties. 2) Spray foam insulation is waterproof, moisture and mold proof. 3) Spray foam insulation can be applied to any surface and when it is sprayed it creates an airtight seal, so it also provides air sealing abilities to prevent leaks and to keep your home comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. 4) Lastly, Spray foam insulation provides higher levels of insulation compared to other products such as outdated fiberglass insulation. That means less spray foam provides greater insulation value than other insulation methods. Contact us today to learn more about our spray foam services and spray foam cost in your area!

Attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the comfort of your home and also to lower your energy bills. Attic insulation works in two major ways by creating a heat barrier at the top of your home. The first way it benefits your home is in the colder months when you are heating your home. We all know that hot air rises so if you don't have enough attic insulation the hot air you are using to heat your home can escape through your attic. This will cause your energy bills to increase and your home to be uncomfortable. The second way attic insulation can help is in the warm months when the hot afternoon sun is beating down on the roof of your home. Additional attic insulation will act as a barrier and will stop the hot sun from heating your home when you want to stay cool and comfortable. Proper attic insulation will keep you and your family comfortable year round and will save you money. Call or click today to learn more about attic insulation cost or to schedule your FREE estimate!

Richmond, VA Basement Waterproofing

Water in the basement can be a serious issue for your home, but 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. No longer will you need to worry about the rest of your home's value being decreased by a wet basement.

We'll start by carefully inspecting your basement to determine the cause of your water problems, often a combination of The Clay Bowl Effect and Hydrostatic Pressure. We can then install a solution customized to your needs that can keep your basement dry for good. Our basement waterproofing solutions include:

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

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Many homeowners choose to ignore their crawl spaces since they are tucked away beneath the home. While this might seem harmless, it can lead to serious issues. Much of the air in your home will pass through your crawl space at some point, and during this time it will pick up mold spores, pollen, and other contaminants that thrive in the cold, moist, and dirty environment of a vented crawl space.

A vented crawl space can also lead to other problems like costly drafts that lead to cold floors up above. This problem is exacerbated by the use of fiberglass insulation which becomes soggy and ineffective in the damp environment. This can greatly lower the energy efficiency of your whole home.

At The Drying Co./ThermalTec we can transform your crawl space from a detriment into an asset. We offer a wide range 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 Richmond, VA!

Case Studies From Richmond
“Water is leaking in from the bottom of my basement walls,” a Richmond homeowner told us when they called to schedule their free...
Job Stories From Richmond, VA
This Richmond Home won't have a wet basement again.

This Richmond, VA basement had an issue with water entering through the basement walls and chose to install a complete basement waterproofing system. A complete Basement Waterproofing System includes a CleanSpace vapor barrier on the walls, The WaterGuard Drainage System, and a Sump Pump. The three work together to direct any water and vapor infiltration into the sump pump and out of the basement, away from the home’s foundation. A sump pump has the primary job of moving water directed to it from the WaterGuard system out and away from the home. The TripleSafe® Sump Pump is a great option for basement waterproofing due to its unique three pump system.

The TripleSafe® is an ideal option, especially for homeowners who want to make sure that they are protected against any amount of water infiltration, or for spaces that flood easily. The TripleSafe® is the most reliable sump pump system for keeping your basement dry. The TripleSafe® contains three pumps, the first pump, a 1/3 HP Zoeller Pump is the primary pump and does the majority of the pumping. The second pump, a ½ HP Zoeller, is a larger sump pump and takes over if pump one fails for any reason, or if pump one cannot keep up with a heavy flow of water. Together, pumps one and two can remove up to 6,200 gallons of water per hour from your basement. In the instance that the power or a circuit fails, the battery back-up takes over called the “UltraSump ® Battery Back-up Pumping System” This system automatically charges when the first two pumps are running and on a full charge can operate for 6 hours via battery power to remove water. In addition, the Triple Safe features a WaterWatch® Alarm that goes off in the instance that water rises above the operating range of both sump pumps. This alarm tells you there is a problem before damage occurs. With the TripleSafe® Sump Pump in their basement, these Richmond, VA homeowners have the peace of mind that their basement is protected from heavy rainfalls and flooding. 

This Richmond Home won't have a wet basement again. - Photo 1
Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, CleanSpace, and TripleSafe

A homeowner in the Fulton Hill area of Richmond, VA contacted us with concerns about water coming into their basement. This homeowner wanted to make sure that any water that was entering their basement was evacuated. They wanted “peace of mind” that their basement wouldn’t flood during a storm and to eliminate the musty odor that came from the incoming water.

Our Home Performance Advisor did a thorough inspection of the basement and proposed a complete waterproofing system. WaterGuard Drainage was installed around the perimeter of the basement. This system will catch any water and feed it to the Sump Pump. A Trench Drain was installed as part of the WaterGuard system that catches any water that might enter through the exterior access to the basement. A CleanSpace Vapor Barrier was installed to line the walls, this helps direct any moisture or water that might come through the walls down into the WaterGuard System. A TripleSafe Sump Pump was installed to pump any water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation. With a complete Basement Waterproofing System, this homeowner now has peace of mind that their basement is ready for whatever storm or rainfall comes its way. 

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Work Requests From Richmond, VA
Vicinity of Oliver Hill Way in Richmond
Need to get an energy audit completed for one of my Apartment communities in Richmond.
Vicinity of Monument Ave in Richmond
Hello, I currently have "packing peanut" insulation in my attic which my inspector mentioned is not only poor quality but also a fire hazard. I was hoping to have it replaced and am looking for a quote. Its a 1900sq foot home with a walk up open attic throughout. I appreciate any info you can offer! Thanks!
Vicinity of Hanes Avenue in Richmond
My home was built in 1923 and my attic has zero insulation. It's an American foursquare home. I recently had the knob and tube wiring replaced in the attic so I could get it insulated. I would like to get the attic insulated before the winter really sets in.
Vicinity of OLD WESTHAM ROAD in Richmond
Replace or add to existing attic insulation. I am a business owner and prefer email contact. Thank you.
Vicinity of in Richmond
Would like a quote for a crawlspace encapsulation. Humidity issues in the crawlspace and home. Wood floor showing signs of raising up in spots.
Vicinity of Hanes Avenue in Richmond
Looking to get an estimated for a attic insulation and basement waterproofing. Thank you!
Vicinity of Kensington Ave in Richmond
We have mold growing in the crawl space, and are looking to have an encapsulation system installed.
Vicinity of Bevridge Rd in Richmond
I would like to get my attic and potentially my crawlspace reinsulated.
Vicinity of WINDSORVIEW DR in Richmond
We have a semi-finished basement that will have water come in when it rains hard. We would like to receive a quote for water-proofing it.
Vicinity of Riverside Dr in Richmond
Crawl space sealing and basement water solution propose. We get water in basement with heavy rain.
Vicinity of in Richmond
We have crawl space issues. High water table, crawl space doesn't drain after a rain, high humidity. Mold on joists
Vicinity of W. Grace St in Richmond
I am looking into improving attic insulation, also to explore options to improve the basement moisture. We currently have a sump pump, but the brick foundation walls still collect some moisture and sometimes get wet in heavy rains.
Vicinity of Kensington Avenue in Richmond
Moisture in basement and crawl space
Vicinity of Grove Ave in Richmond
My home has a finished basement and partial crawl space. I am interested in crawl space encapsulation as well as potential basement waterproofing.
Vicinity of Hill Drive in Richmond
I'm concerned about the level of moisture in my crawl space and whether encapsulation will help and what the cost of encapsulation would be.
Vicinity of Monument Avenue in Richmond
I want to have my attic insulated and brought up to higher "R" value
Vicinity of N. Vickilee Rd in Richmond
Crawlspace needs to be cleaned and leveled. Lumber needs to be treated for fungus, and mold. Need new R19 insulation. We just need a vapor barrier and it bought up to code.
Vicinity of S Arthur Ashe Blvd in Richmond
You did a sound dampening project on our neighbors and we were interested in having that done on our unit.
Vicinity of W Main St in Richmond
We own a house in The Fan built in 1911 and are looking for ways to make it less drafty and more energy efficient. Is this something you could help us with?
Vicinity of Thornington Drive in Richmond
Wet crawl space. I would like an estimate on possible solutions.
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