Old Fiberglass Insulation
The old insulation in the crawl space was sagging and had completely fallen down in many places, rendering it useless.
Dirt Floor with No Vapor Barrier
Although there was a very thin barrier on the floor, many areas of this dirt floor crawl space were not covered at all. This was allowing the earth's moisture to rise into the crawl space and raise the relative humidity, contributing to the mold and mildew.
Un-insulated crawl space walls
Moisture was also seeping through these un-insulated crawl space walls.
Spooky Crawl Space!
This crawl space was dark, damp, and smelled of mildew.
Getting to Work.
A 3 Pros Basement Systems production crew member starts to clean up the old materials in the crawl space.
Dimple Matting is installed on the floor.
The first step for the crawl space floor is Dimple Matting.
Drain Water from Underneath the Liner.
Drainage Matting is a dimpled drainage matting system that is designed to prevent water buildup underneath the liner and any other materials.
Not an Easy Job.
Not an easy position to work in!
Spray Foam Installation
Spray foam is installed on the crawl space walls.
Spray Foam Fills Every Gap and Crack
Spray foam is an excellent choice for a crawl space. The foam expands, filling every gap and crack along the way.
Spray Foam is Superior
Spray foam blocks out anything outside your home. No more air leaks and no more drafts!
Spray Foam installed to the rim joists.
In our industry, spray foam is applied to spaces between floor joists, stopping air leaks there as well.
Spray Foam Repels Moisture
Spray foam insulation repels moisture, which eliminates a source for mold to grow.
No Fasteners Needed.
Spray foam adheres to the surface where it is installed and conforms to the exact space it's in. This keeps it from deteriorating or falling. The life expectancy of spray foam insulation is 80+ years.
The Crawl Space Door is Important!
Controlling what goes on in your crawl space begins with the crawl space door. EverLast crawl space doors, like the one shown here, are just about indestructible. Unlike wood doors, the EverLast door will never warp, crack, shrink, or require maintenance. Plus, an air and water seal is certain thanks to heavy-duty weatherstripping that comes with each EverLast door.
Prevent Mold and Reduce Musty Odors.
The SaniDry Sedona is installed. This is the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system (without a bulky heat exchange core). Installing the SaniDry Sedona gives you dry healthy air and total comfort.
Mold won't stand a chance!
The SaniDry Sedona will keep your home below 55% Relative Humidity so mold won't stand a chance and dust mites will die off. FYI, Dust mite fecal matter is the #1 indoor allergen.... gross!
A Healthier Home
Up to 50% of household air can flow up from your crawl space. Now, this crawl space is clean and dry which improves indoor air quality, allows for more comfortable living conditions, and makes this home more energy efficient.