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Turtl Crawl Space Access in Virginia Beach, VA

Turtl Crawl Space Access in Virginia Beach, VA

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Turtl Crawl Space Access in Virginia Beach, VA Turtl Crawl Space Access in Virginia Beach, VA

These homeowners in Virginia Beach wanted to replace their existing crawl space access well, which was full of dirt and rocks and was allowing outside air and moisture to leak into the crawl space where the well meets the crawl space door.

Our solution was to install The Turtl crawl space access system, designed for below-grade crawl space access. The Turtle provides a clean and convenient access to the crawl space while keeping debris like leaves and rocks out of the way. This durable and lockable access door is made from rigid plastic, which will not rot, rust, corrode, or require new paint and is weathertight.

Foundation Walls of a Virginia Beach Crawl Space

Foundation Walls of a Virginia Beach Crawl Space

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Foundation Walls of a Virginia Beach Crawl Space Foundation Walls of a Virginia Beach Crawl Space

The foundation walls of this crawl space are made with porous bricks, which are allowing the outside air and moisture to seep through, affecting the relative humidity. An increase in relative humidity can lead to mold growth, water puddles, and weakened structure due to moisture damage. Efflorescence is visible on the walls in multiple places, which occurs when moisture infiltrating through the walls pulls the salts and sediments from within the blocks to the surface, leaving behind a chalky, powdery substance.

Closed-cell spray foam was applied to the foundation walls, which at 1½ inches thick, acts as an air barrier and moisture retarder, protecting the crawl space from the outside influence coming through the walls. All cracks and corners are sealed, and any open vents lining the foundation walls are covered with precisely cut foam board pieces and sealed over with foam.

Open Ventilations in Virginia Beach Crawl Spaces

Open Ventilations in Virginia Beach Crawl Spaces

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Open Ventilations in Virginia Beach Crawl Spaces Open Ventilations in Virginia Beach Crawl Spaces

Open vents on the foundation walls are quite common in Virginian crawl spaces, but they are only good for letting air and moisture easily enter the crawl space. Any moisture that finds its way through these vents becomes trapped in the crawl space, increasing the relative humidity and potentially leading to mold and mildew growth, water damage, and weakened structures or materials.

Before we use spray foam or foam board to insulate the foundation walls, we cover the interior of the open vents. Precisely cut foamboard pieces are made and fitted into the inside of the vents. Then we seal any cracks or openings with can foam.

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Walls & Ceilings Top 25 Insulation Contractors 2021
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We're delighted with Matt and the work he did for us. The difference in the moisture level is remarkable.
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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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Virginia Beach’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 Wall Coverings
  • French drain systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Crack Repair
  • And more!

Crawl Space Repair Experts

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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach.

Case Studies From Virginia Beach
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Want more energy efficient home; need to be cooler in summer and make the A/C run more efficiently.
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Need to have crawl space sealed up.
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I am looking to replace the insulation in my attic.
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Looking at options to air seal and better insulate our attic.
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Would like an energy audit to better balance temperatures in the house and an assessment of roof ventilation.
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Want estimate on taking out old attic insulation , doing air sealing, and put in new insulation. Already had an energy audit with blower door test
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Duct work and encapsulation
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Would like a quote to add insulation in my attic. Some spots do not have any insulation and others are then. Will need baffles installed all around on hip roof. Approx 2100sqft.
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Insulation for attic and crawl space project
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High winter heating and summer AC energy bills, crawl space insulation
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I think you all came out to give me an estimate before. Can I get and itemized bid for my house. High energy bills and in equal temps from down stairs
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I need a rough quote to furnish and install 460 square feet of R-19 (23 inch batts) under my house in Va Beach. The crawl space is 4 feet high, so there is plenty of room to work. Thank you.
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Insulation services. Downstairs is drafty and you can feel cold air blowing in through all the outlets. Is there an option to spray foam through the vinyl exterior?
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Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Drafts through the house, specifically from outlets and windows, causing high gas and electric bills
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Cold bottom floor, think I may need additional exterior spray insulation
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Interested in having attic insulation (batten) removed and replaced with new insulation. Want to know pros & cons of blown in versus batten insulation.
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Energy audit with recommendations
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Hello, we have noticed a significant amount of drafts in our home this year and would like to set up a consultation/quote for the home to be weatherproofed/insulated/sealed. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated thank you! The address is 3224 Lynnhaven Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
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