A homeowner in Herndon, VA wanted to reduce the chances of mold and humidity in their crawl space area. This crawl space was vented, like most homes in our area, and the vents let warm humid air in which is cooled by the subterranean crawl space. This causes relative humidity to go way up and condensation to form all over the crawl space surfaces including floor joists and ducts. Then mold can grow, wood will rot, and musty odors can appear. To address this, the 3 Pros team sealed up the vents and a dimpled plastic drainage matting is installed on the floor to create a thermal break. A heavy duty liner, CleanSpace, is installed across the floor over the matting and up the walls. Finally closed cell spray foam is installed on the walls to the top of the rim joist.
This Lincoln, VA homeowner was interested in several comfort solutions for their home. The lower level floors are always cold in the winter, and seemed drafty. Plus, the house was always humid and clammy.
We evaluated the situation and found crawl space encapsulation would be the best solution.
This crawl space in Philomont was damp and had little to no insulation. This was causing floors above it to be abnormally cold and the duct work to freeze. In warm months, the duct work would sweat. After our team performed this incredible crawl space encapsulation, the crawl is now totally dry and encapsulated. The floors above will remain warm in the winter, the duct work will no longer freeze/sweat, and the reduced humidity levels will eliminate the possibility of mold growth.
This set of photos is from a partially sub-terranean window in Vienna, Virginia that has been allowing water into the home for a long time. You can see that is was once a mess and the home owner tried an exterior quick fix, but the second photo shows the window after being waterproofed. Not only was the window waterproofed but so was the rest of the basement which you can find a full series of photos of in our gallery.
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