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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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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 and 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
  • Replacement Windows
  • 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
Fixing
This Toano, VA homeowner contacted us after receiving several energy bills for their new home. They had previously lived in a larger home in...
Sealing
This homeowner contacted us to address their concerns about water getting into their crawl space. Bulk water, high humidity and moisture are a...
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Work Requests From Toano, VA
Project Location: Toano, VA
Very small house with old gutters and leaking roof. Interested in seamless gutter installation in anticipation of future refurbishment versus tearing house down and rebuilding. Thanks
Project Location: Toano, VA
Hi, your company provided attic insulation installation at our house in August and we are in need of having our gutters replaced and would like to schedule a service estimate. Thank you.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Wet crawls space due to drainage and increased rainfall. It used to be draw but now has water coming out the lowest part of the house foundation.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Gutter guards
Project Location: Toano, VA
Water leaking in half finished walk out basement
Project Location: Toano, VA
Need the downspout extensions that are underground repaired, they are cracked and broken open.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Our upstairs gets extremely hot during the summer and cold during the winter. The existing insulation is very matted down in places and I want to see if adding insulation will help our problem.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Crawl space insulation falling down, moisture barrier shifted.
Project Location: Toano, VA
I would like to get an estimate on solving the crawlspace issues we are having.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Just moved into a new house and want to make sure crawl space dehumidifier if working properly and other units are set up to run efficiently
Project Location: Toano, VA
We moved into our home in September and are now looking at high gas heating bills ($189 Nov/$300 Dec). We are paying more here in Toano for 3000sf than we did for an older 4800sf house in Yorktown and are interested in seeing what can be done. We keep our thermostat at 68°, but the house always feels cold on the main floor. HVAC has been looked at and is working well.
Project Location: Toano, VA
I need gutters installed on the front and back of our ranch style home
Project Location: Toano, VA
I am using more natural gas in heating with an ever-increasing bill. I'd like to lower it!
Project Location: Toano, VA
We have a finished basement and after the last storm water came in from dont know where and saturated the entire basement carpet. We cant figure out how the water got in. We had the basement carpet removed alone with baseboards and sheetrock. Before we fix the basement back we need this situation to be addressed.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Moisture on crawl space and musty smell
Project Location: Toano, VA
I'm reaching out to see what my options are with my current dehu situation. I had the unit serviced back in October 2019 I believe. I've noticed in the last several months that I can hear my system running for a good part of the day. Typically in the evenings and through the night. I don't pay attention to it much during the day being that I'm not home and the normal household noises drown it out. I contacted you and Chad when my system was first installed a few years ago because it was doing the same thing. But at that time the humidity was reading 30%. Chad notified me upon checking it out that 30% was too dry and it was set incorrectly. I'm wondering if it was set incorrectly or may need tweaking from this last service. I typically check the humidity once a day in passing and it never changes from 45%. So I didn't see need for concern. My concern this evening was my wife and I were laying in bed and heard a loud whining sound. I traced the sound to the dehu system. I can hear it through the floor. In my experience with motors and pumps it sounds mechanical. Like maybe bearings going bad. I suspect this may be from the system running so much for months on end. I'm just curious if I need to pay for a service call? The system is powered from a GFI in the garage. I tripped the GFI so the system is not damaged further. I believe Alex was the last Tech to service the system. Thank you.
Project Location: Toano, VA
Whole house insulation job.
Project Location: Toano, VA
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.**
Project Location: Toano, VA
We have noticed a musty odor recently and think it may be coming from the crawl space
Project Location: Toano, VA
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.
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