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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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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:

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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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Having gutters that don’t need to be cleared out every time it rains is every homeowner’s dream. At The Drying Co., 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.

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Proper gutter maintenance is essential to protect your home from water damage and, consequently, mold or foundation issues. The Drying Co.'s professional gutter cleaning services ensure that your gutters are free from debris, allowing rainwater to flow freely and efficiently away from your home. Regular cleaning not only extends the life of your gutter system but also safeguards your property from costly repairs in the future.

In addition to cleaning, we offer comprehensive gutter repair services to address any issues that may compromise the integrity of your gutter system. Whether it's fixing leaks, reattaching loose gutters, or repairing damaged sections, our skilled technicians use high-quality materials and proven techniques to restore your gutters to optimal condition. Trust us to keep your gutters in top shape and your home well-protected. Request a free quote on any of our gutter cleaning and repair services in Virginia Beach today!

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Work Requests From Virginia Beach, VA
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Need to quote gutter guards or replacements
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Additional spray foam to seal brick skirt in encapsulated crawlspace. I would also like to inquire about spray foam for flex duct in the attic.
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I would like to get an estimate on removing old and installing new attic insulation. I have attached a photo of my ceiling attic and walk-in attic for some reference. Thanks, Annika
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I saw your ad on TV. I am interested in replacing my old fiberglass HVAC overhead ductwork and adding additional attic insulation. I would like to get a quote.
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I would like an estimate to have spray foam insulation installed at the roof line in an existing home at the address listed.
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Crawl space inspection
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Very little insulation in attic. High heating costs for a very small house.
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Quote for crawl space insulation. We have cold floors.
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Interested in new gutters to keep debris out of the gutter
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Collecting quotes and estimates for Crawl Space Encapsulation with dehumidifier.
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I need an estimate for removing and replacing the insulation in the crawlspace of the house.
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Crawl space inspection and repair, possible encapsulation
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I wanted to request a quote for foam insulation. Thank you!
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Crawl space moisture. Old vapor barrier
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Aircondition can't keep up.
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Interested in checking crawl space for damp and replacing pink insulation in attic with spray insulation. Thanks
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Remove current gutters and replace with Gutter Shutter on 10 year old two story home. Approx 350 linear ft of gutters with approx 9 downspouts required.
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Gutter guards
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Lack of insulation in attic causing warm temperatures on top floor
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Concerned about the attic insulation in my two story condo. Second floor is too hot in the summer.
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