Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Cold Floors-Upperville, VA
This Upperville, VA homeowner suffered from cold and drafty floors in the winter. They didn't realize this situation was also causing their home to be humid during the summer months, too. 3 Pros Basement Systems performed a full evaluation including blower door test to prove that cold air was travelling through the crawl space and up against the floors above the crawl space.
3 Pros put together a solution that would not only solve the cold floors, but lower the humidity in the summer. This solution is called "encapsulating" the crawl space. It is sealed tightly using dimple matting, Terra Block floor insulation, and closed cell spray foam.
Now the floor temperature is comfortable. When summer hits next year, they'll be able to control the high humidity in the home, too.
Evaluator: Shayne Sandner
This Upperville, VA home suffered from cold drafty floors in the winter....and high humidity in the summer months.
Before our solution, there were no vapor barrier, and no insulation. The dryer vent was disconnected in the crawl space, throwing lint everywhere.
A Comfenergy production crew member installing dimple matting. This product allows the dirt floor to dry out under the vapor barrier if it ever got wet. Plus, it protects the CleanSpace vapor barrier from punctures which could ruin the barrier.
A "smart drain" was installed to collect any water and set off an alarm in case the crawl space were to flood from a leaking pipe above.
The finished product! Closed cell spray foam on the walls, and 20 mil CleanSpace vapor barrier. No more cold/drafty floors in the winter. We can also control the humidity in this crawlspace during hot summers.