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Insulating an Attic with Cellulose in Surry, VA

Insulating an Attic with Cellulose in Surry, VA

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Insulating an Attic with Cellulose in Surry, VA Insulating an Attic with Cellulose in Surry, VA

This Surry, VA homeowner reached out to us because they wanted to add insulation to their attic and help make the rooms below more comfortable. We added blown-in cellulose insulation and built a dam around the storage decking to prevent the insulation from falling in. 

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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
  • And More!

Spray Foam Insulation Contractor

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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Surry’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
  • French drain systems
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  • Crack Repair
  • And more!

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

Reliable Gutter Installation in Surry

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 Surry.

Case Studies From Surry
Encapsulating
This homeowner in Surry, VA called us at The Drying Co./ThermalTec to have us encapsulate the crawl space of their new home, knowing that it would...
Insulating
A construction company reached out to us on their client’s behalf to insulate the home they were building. The homeowner was looking for...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Surry, VA

These homeowners in Surry, Virginia were interested in getting their crawl space encapsulated and contacted us at The Drying Co./ThermalTec to discuss their options for doing so. We sent out an experienced home performance advisor to inspect the home and evaluate any issues the homeowners may be having in their crawl space.

Upon inspection, we found that the crawl space floor was littered with trash and debris, scattered on top of the flimsy 6-mil liner possibly placed on the floor during construction of the home. This inadequate liner offers little-to-no protection with the moisture rising from the earth and is easily torn apart when service people need to tread on top of it to do work in the crawl space. It is merely an oversized trash bag and will need to be replaced. We propose having a heavy-duty 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier installed, once the crawl space has been cleared of the old 6-mil liner and any debris laying on top of it. The CleanSpace is a 7-layer polyethylene composition, with polyester cord reinforcement, and can be compared to a durable pool liner. We would lay it over the crawl space floor, wrap and seal it around all piers, and fasten it to the foundation wall. This vapor barrier will not only increase the crawl space defenses against moisture, but it also comes with an antimicrobial called UltraFresh made within its material, ensuring that mold and mildew can not grow on the liner itself.

We would also want to address the mold and mildew problem, something we discovered during the inspection. Mold and mildew will grow on any organic material, so long as the relative humidity is around or above 60%, and the temperatures escalating over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. At least 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of a home comes from the crawl space. Mold spores can rise into the conditioned areas above the crawl space, where it may cause irritation to those with allergies, and prolonged exposure may cause asthma. The wooden floor joists and girders were spotted with mold and mildew growth. We propose using an antimicrobial solution called Shockwave, and EPA-registered sanitizer and cleaner created specifically for mold remediation. The Shockwave would be applied to all organic materials within the crawl space affected by mold growth, but the relative humidity and environment will need to be regulated and controlled if we are to put a stop to the growth of more mold and mildew.

Then next issue we would propose attacking would be the foundation walls. Efflorescence was clearly visible along the walls, suggesting that water had seeped through the porous cinderblock walls and pulled all the salts and sediments from within the blocks to the surface. Open vents lined the foundation walls, which allowed outside air and moisture to freely move into the crawl space. To increase the crawl space defenses from the outside, we propose insulating the foundation walls with closed-cell spray foam. At 1½ inches thick, the spray foam acts as an air barrier and vapor retarder. The open vents are sealed from the inside with a precisely cut foam board piece and sealed with spray foam. The environment will be easier to control with the walls and dirt floor sealed away from intruding moisture and mold spores.

The last thing we would propose adding would be a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This high-efficiency dehumidifier is capable of regulating and controlling the relative humidity while circulating the dry air through the corners and small spaces of the crawl space. The Sedona is connected to a Little Giant condensation pump, which will drain the dehumidifier of water and move it out of the crawl space via hose line. We will set the dehumidifier to run if the relative humidity reaches 55%, for mold growth can begin around 60%. The homeowners would be given a hygrometer to monitor the relative humidity as well as the temperature within the crawl space.

This solution will allow the homeowners to experience an increase in comfort and air quality and a decrease in energy bills and moisture within the home. Encapsulation will also help prevent cold floors during the winter, and mold and mildew growth during the warmer and wetter seasons. If you are experiencing any of these issues within your home or crawl space, then please give us a call at The Drying Co./ThermalTec for a free estimate. Our experienced and friendly team would love to help make your home more comfortable and relieve you of the stress of existing moisture problems.

Solution for an Unsealed Crawl Space in Surry, VA

These homeowners in Surry, Virginia were interested in getting their crawl space encapsulated and contacted us at The Drying Co./ThermalTec to discuss their options for doing so. We sent out an experienced home performance advisor to inspect the home and evaluate any issues the homeowners may be having in their crawl space.

Upon inspection, we found that the crawl space floor was littered with trash and debris, scattered on top of the flimsy 6-mil liner possibly placed on the floor during construction of the home. This inadequate liner offers little-to-no protection wall the moisture rising from the earth and is easily torn apart when service people need to tread on top of it to do work in the crawl space. It is merely an over sized trash bag and will need to be replaced. We propose having a heavy-duty 20-mil CleanSpace vapor barrier installed, once the crawl space has been cleared of the old 6-mil liner and any debris laying on top of it. The CleanSpace is a 7-layer polyethylene composition, with polyester cord reinforcement, and can be compared to a durable pool liner. We would lay it over the crawl space floor, wrap and seal it around all piers, and fasten it to the foundation wall. This vapor barrier will not only increase the crawl space defenses against moisture, but it also comes with an antimicrobial called UltraFresh made within its material, ensuring that mold and mildew can not grow on the liner itself.

We would also want to address the mold and mildew problem, something we discovered during the inspection. Mold and mildew will grow on any organic material, so long as the relative humidity is around or above 60%, and the temperatures escalating over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. At least 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of a home comes from the crawl space. Mold spores can rise into the conditioned areas above the crawl space, where it may cause irritation to those with allergies, and prolonged exposure may cause asthma. The wooden floor joists and girders were spotted with mold and mildew growth. We propose using an antimicrobial solution called Shockwave, and EPA-registered sanitizer and cleaner created specifically for mold remediation. The Shockwave would be applied to all organic materials within the crawl space affected by mold growth, but the relative humidity and environment will need to be regulated and controlled if we are to put a stop to the growth of more mold and mildew.

Then next issue we would propose attacking would be the foundation walls. Efflorescence was clearly visible along the walls, suggesting that water had seeped through the porous cinder block walls and pulled all the salts and sediments from within the blocks to the surface. Open vents lined the foundation walls, which allowed outside air and moisture to freely move into the crawl space. To increase the crawl space defenses from the outside, we propose insulating the foundation walls with closed-cell spray foam. At 1½ inches thick, the spray foam acts as an air barrier and vapor retarder. The open vents are sealed from the inside with a precisely cut foam board piece and sealed with spray foam. The environment will be easier to control with the walls and dirt floor sealed away from intruding moisture and mold spores.

The last thing we would propose adding would be a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This high-efficiency dehumidifier is capable of regulating and controlling the relative humidity while circulating the dry air through the corners and small spaces of the crawl space. The Sedona is connected to a Little Giant condensation pump, which will drain the dehumidifier of water and move it out of the crawl space via hose line. We will set the dehumidifier to run if the relative humidity reaches 55%, for mold growth can begin around 60%. The homeowners would be given a hygrometer to monitor the relative humidity as well as the temperature within the crawl space.

This solution will allow the homeowners to experience an increase in comfort and air quality and a decrease in energy bills and moisture within the home. Encapsulation will also help prevent cold floors during the winter, and mold and mildew growth during the warmer and wetter seasons. If you are experiencing any of these issues within your home or crawl space, then please give us a call at The Drying Co./ThermalTec for a free estimate. Our experienced and friendly team would love to help make your home more comfortable and relieve you of the stress of existing moisture problems.

Work Requests From Surry, VA
Vicinity of Gilpark Road in Surry
I would like to know if you insulate metal buildings, aka quonset homes. We are constructing a 40 by 74 foot home in surry and I would like to see how much I might be looking at. Thinking r 13 for the walls and r 40 for the ceilings. Thanks
Vicinity of Riverview Drive in Surry
Have an old house that was built back in the late 50's. It was built as a summer home, and has no insulation once so ever. I was thinking about have the crawlspace under the house and the attic insulated. I would like the walls done to if possible the house is less than a 1000sqft
Vicinity of College Run Drive in Surry
Have a new construction house under construction, want spray foam walls and attic 30x48 2 story Thank you
Vicinity of Rolfe Hwy in Surry
I want to renovate my attic space into a play room and bedroom area. How will your system allow this? What is the typcial sq./ft cost for project & installation? Who in Virginia does this work?
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