A homeowner's vented crawl space with a dirt floor has been causing problems within the home in Chester, MD.
In the winter, vents let cold air directly into the home. The floor insulation sags away from the sub floor and the cold air gets above it making the insulation useless. In the summer, the vents let in warm air causing high humidity in the crawl space. This can cause condensation, mold, and odors.
Dr. Energy Saver's solution to vented crawl spaces is the CleanSpace Encapsulation System with SilverGlo insulation on the walls. The vents and other air leaks in the crawl space are sealed and it is insulated with SilverGlo insulation. Then, CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation liner is installed along the dirt floor of the crawl space. The results are lower humidity in the crawl space, a more comfortable home and lower utility costs.
A Vented Crawl Space with a Dirt Floor
This photo captures an angle of the vented crawl space with a dirt floor. Dirt floors in a crawl space can become easily saturated and dirty, causing a big mess.
With the constant flow of cold and warm air into the crawl space through the vents, it causes the insulation to sag away from the sub floor.
Installing Drainage Matting
Drainage Matting has been installed along the dirt floor. The drainage matting is dimpled to create air space for water to flow.
Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva has installed SilverGlo along the walls of the crawl space. This helps seal off any leaks in the crawl space to keep it properly insulated.
Installing CleanSpace Liner
CleanSpace liner has been installed over the drainage matting. This helps keep the crawlspace clean, odor free and water free.