This home in Purcellville VA had issues with floors that were too cold in the Fall and Winter months of the year. The homeowners called us to see if we could help design a project to fix it. Our Home Performance Sales Pro Pedro inspected the crawl space and discovered that the existing insulation was not performing properly due to uncontrolled air in the crawl space and a lack of all around insulation. Our team removed the old insulation in the space and then sealed up the rim joists with Spray Foam. Clean Space was installed throughout the crawl space on the walls, floors and foundation supports to act as a moisture barrier and insulation from the cold dirt floors. Having eliminated the flow of external air which brought in outside temperatures, dust and allergens, this space was now more controlled and the air quality in the home would improve.
Installation of a Water Guard, sub floor waterproofing system and a sump pump along with a moisture barrier along the base of the walls helped transform this wet basement into a cleaner, drier space.
This crawl space was nasty, unusable, humid and was leading to cold floors in the rooms above. Our team was able to complete a project that would turn the space into a useable, clean area of the home with controlled air and no more cold floors above.
This basement in Woodbridge VA had an existing sump pump that was not solving all of the water issues in the home. Although it was properly placed in the lowest spot of the basement, there was still uncontrolled water collecting in the basement that was not getting to the sump pump for discharge out of the home. In addition to a full sub floor Water Guard system and Moisture Controlling wall coverings, the home owner opted for a new sump pump installation to compliment it all. Our Super Sump has 2 pumps and will recover to keep water discharging out of the basement even if the first pump gets overwhelmed.
One of the leading causes of home performance issues, and specifically mildew and mold issues in crawl spaces, is uncontrolled air flow. Most crawl spaces are designed with vents that people leave open all year long. This allows external air, moisture, dust and allergens to enter the crawl space. That air eventually works its way into the living spaces of the home above and is what the homeowners will breath. Capping and air sealing crawl space vents is often the first step in turning a nasty crawl space into a controlled environment that can positively improve the health and comfort of the people living in a home. Silver Glo insulation panels are seen here, cut to fit the vents and then air sealed with Zyp Foam.
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