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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
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  • Ductwork Sealing
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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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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:

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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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Reliable Gutter Installation in Spring Grove

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 Spring Grove.

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Inspecting Crawl Space Problems in Spring Grove, VA

This homeowner in Spring Grove, Virginia called us at The Drying Company to discuss issues within their crawl space. They wanted to get a proposal for a full crawl space encapsulation, so we sent out one of our professional Home Performance Advisors to evaluate their situation.

Upon inspection, we noticed that the floor joists and fiberglass insulation batts were covered with a mesh-like barrier, with rusty metal girders running from one side of the crawl space to the other. The mold and mildew growth on the floor joists and rust on the metal girders tells us that the relative humidity of the crawl space is too high. Mold and mildew will grow on any organic materials if the relative humidity is over 60% during warmer temperatures.

We also found that the crawl space floors were covered in debris and an old 6-mil vapor barrier. This vapor barrier was leaving many areas of the dirt floor exposed, allowing moisture to rise out of the earth and into the crawl space, increasing the relative humidity. The dirt flooring was muddy and showed signs of bulk water infiltration due to rain or a high water table.

We then turned our attention to the foundation and noticed that the walls were covered in efflorescence, which occurs when outside moisture seeps through the porous cinderblock walls, bringing along with it the salts and sediments from within the walls to the surface. This creates a chalky, powdery substance along the surface of the walls, and the moisture leaking in adds to the relative humidity of the crawl space.

Open vents were lining these foundation walls, which allow hot and humid outside air and moisture to freely enter the crawl space and raise the relative humidity. Small critters and creatures can also find their way through these openings, making this dark and damp environment their home.

This crawl space was in desperate need of some solutions. Excessive moisture was ruining this crawl space and rendering any insulation useless to the home. Organic materials of the crawl space had mold growth on them, while metal was rusting from the high amount of moisture. We quickly drew up some solutions to these problems and reviewed them with the homeowner.

The first action we want to take would be to remove any existing vapor barrier and all trash and debris from the crawl space. Then we would remove the mesh-like cover and insulation batts from the floor joists. Once everything is removed, we would want to apply Shockwave to the wooden floor joists. Shockwave is an antimicrobial that will eliminate mold and mildew growth. Once the mold remediation is complete, we would suggest not replacing the insulation batts, and instead insulate the foundation walls.

After the mold and mildew are eliminated, our suggestion would be to install a 10-mil or 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier over the dirt floor of the crawl space. This heavy-duty liner is perfect for protecting the crawl space from moisture rising out of the earth. It would be wrapped around all piers and mechanically fastened to the foundation walls six to eight inches above outside grade.

The next step we would take would be to insulate and seal the foundation walls, themselves. First, we would use foamboard to block out the interior of each open vent. Sealing these vents will help to keep any outside influence from freely entering the crawl space. Then we would want to use an R-10 value of spray foam to cover the foundation walls. This acts as an air barrier and moisture retarder and helps to keep the crawl space insulated.

Once the walls are sealed, we would suggest adding a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to the crawl space. This high-performance dehumidifier circulates dry air around the crawl space and maintains a selected humidity for the surrounding area. A hygrometer is given to the homeowner to always monitor the relative humidity and temperature of their crawl space.

If the homeowner acts on our suggestions, they will get to experience owning a clean and sealed crawl space. This means a better indoor air quality inside the home, protection against future moisture damage to the wood substructure of the home, and can even result in lowered energy bills.

If you are experiencing any issues in your crawl space, then give us a call at 1-833-933-3111 to schedule your free estimate and appointment! We will help to keep the outside, outside!

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