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Moisture Issues in a Toano, VA Crawl Space

Moisture Issues in a Toano, VA Crawl Space

Before After
Moisture Issues in a Toano, VA Crawl Space Moisture Issues in a Toano, VA Crawl Space

This homeowner had concerns about water entering their crawl space. At our inspection one of the concerns, we found that the existing vapor barrier was not sealed, allowing moisture in. As part of the solution, we installed a 20mil Heavy-duty, Vapor Barrier with UltraFresh Antimicrobial built-in, called CleanSpace. We ran it up the walls sealing it and leaving a 2" viewing strip for a termite inspection and sealed and wrapped all the piers. 

Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA

Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA

Before After
Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA

Before: The foundation walls of this crawl space are created with porous cinderblocks, meaning they let water vapor seep through. Without proper encapsulation, the relative humidity is out of the homeowner’s control. During the wetter seasons, the ground outside the home is soaked with water each time it rains and eventually the moisture will find its way through these porous foundation walls, causing the relative humidity in the crawl space to rise with the temperature. 

After: The foundation walls of the crawl space in this picture have been covered and sealed with closed-cell spray foam. The moisture is no longer able to access the crawl space through the walls due to the foam sealing over the vapor barrier. The closed-cell foam becomes an air barrier and vapor retarder if sprayed to 1.5” or more. This solution will assist in keeping the relative humidity under control by blocking water vapor from the ground outside to enter, stopping mold or mildew from growing on any organic materials by cutting out the moisture they need to thrive. 


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2020 Top 25 Insulation Contractor - Walls & Ceilings Magazine
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From the first phone call to the completed job, each person involved was on time, efficient, honest and forthright.
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The crew was professional and courteous
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The place was left clean and I couldn't tell they were there.
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Expert Spray Foam Insulation, & Home Energy Audit for Toano, VA Homeowners

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.

Crawl Space Repair & Home Energy Savings Experts

We specialize in a variety of services aimed to lessen your home's carbon footprint while reducing your utility costs! We offer it all, from air sealing to ductwork and a variety of HVAC services.

At Dr. Energy Saver, we not only test and investigate your home's energy usage, but we will discuss and prioritize the proper repairs. You'll know which ones will save you the most energy and why. This will also help direct you in making the best decision for you and your family.


  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Attic Insulation
  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Home Energy Conservation
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Ice Damming & Icycle Prevention
  • Air Duct Sealing
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Energy Efficient Dehumidifiers
  • Icynene Spray Foam Insulation
  • Injection Foam
  • Crawl Space Insulation 
  • Basement Insulation
  • Radiant Barrier Installation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Crawl Space Support Jacks

Basement Waterproofing 

Does your basement have a moldy smell? Are you experiencing leaking? There's no need to panic as The Drying Co./ThermalTec offers efficient and effective basement waterproofing services. Our experienced team knows just what to look for an will find the source of the problem and provide the solution that works best for you.

We offer:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • Frozen discharge line prevention

For a FREE, no-obligation services estimate, you'll also receive a free copy of "Saving Energy and Money at Home," a great book to use as you begin to create a more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient home!

Case Studies From Toano
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Work Requests From Toano, VA
Vicinity of Richmond Road in Toano
Whole house insulation job.
Vicinity of Pine Ridge Rd in Toano
Insulation in crawlspace falling. Need to find out what needs to be replaced. May need HVAC drain pipe insulated for winter as well depending on pricing. Would love a fair honest assessment and price. **Please contact by email if you cannot reach me by phone.**
Vicinity of Oak Lawn Way in Toano
We have noticed a musty odor recently and think it may be coming from the crawl space
Vicinity of Plowman Drive in Toano
Two Issues: - Standing water in crawlspace, mold growth, wet insulation (looking for recommendation/price of encapsulation & dehumidifier) -3rd Floor Renovated Attic - Very warm, air is unable to escape. Looking for suggestions/info on attic fan.
Vicinity of School Lane in Toano
Want to see if there is s better way to insulate our attic off the bedroom in our cape cod,
Vicinity of Harness Court in Toano
Over the years fiberglass insulation has fallen from under floor joist.
Vicinity of Ridge Drive in Toano
Like to have our crawl space checked for moister and mold.
Vicinity of Whispering Dr. in Toano
Moving into house with finished basement, which will become in-law suite. need to put sound rated insulation in ceiling above where bedroom will be. there is currently dry wall on ceiling.
Vicinity of Walnut Creek in Toano
Would like a quote to deal with moisture in crawlspace.
Vicinity of Hankins Industrial Park Drive Suite A in Toano
We would like to have someone come out and look at sealing our office and possibly looking to see if the duct work needs cleaning out. We are a welding shop and the front office is bringing in dust and dirt from the shop into our office.
Vicinity of Woodridge Court in Toano
Need an estimate on my crawlspace
Vicinity of Old Grove Ln in Toano
House was built on a slab in cy 2000 on a slab. We have been living here since 2004 and have always experienced drafts and low temps during the winter. On Monday of this week our thermostat was set at 74 but it never got higher than 61. Currently the thermostat is set at 74 and the house can not go beyond 66. Our bedroom is the warmest room on the first floor. Will your Home Energy Audit give us answers on what to do? How much?
Vicinity of Old Stage Rd in Toano
High Heating Costs--Crawl space insulation
Vicinity of Old Grove Ln in Toano
We bought this house in May, 2014. At the time, the home inspector indicated some moisture on the south side of the crawl space but, we didn't think much about it because there had been some heavy rain prior to the inspection. Since we moved in, I have noticed a mild musty odor in part of the house near where the moisture was noted. There are a couple places where the yard does not drain well. A recent visit from the heating and air conditioning person indicated continued moisture in the crawl space. We are looking for an assessment and an estimate of the costs of (a) drying the crawl space and (b) remediating the adjacent drainage problems.
Vicinity of Tom Taylor Road in Toano
Need advice on how to control condensation in crawl space in summer months
Vicinity of Old Grove Lane in Toano
Would like to have an energy efficient audit of our home. To see what could be done to improve energy efficiency. I'm most interested in our duct work insulation.
Vicinity of Chickahominy Rd in Toano
Concerned about a damp crawl space
Vicinity of Planters Xing in Toano
Not enough insulation in the attic space. House seems to be cold, considerably colder in the downstairs space even with 2 systems. Room over the garage cold in winter too hot in summer.
Vicinity of Mt. Berry Ct. in Toano
Moisture in crawlspace