This photo captures the homeowner's vented crawl space with a dirt floor. What a mess!
Due to the vents in the crawl space, warm and cool air flow in and out causing high humidity in the crawl space. This allows the insulation to sag away from the sub floor making it useless.
This photo captures another angle of the sagging insulation in the crawl space.
Drainage Matting is installed along the dirt floor. The drainage matting is dimpled to create air space for water to flow.
The vents in the crawl space are covered with insulated vent covers to prevent future air leakage.
Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva has installed Spray Foam along the leaky rim joists in the crawl space. Leaky or poorly insulated rim joists allow air leakage. By installing Spray Foam, it prevents future air leakage.
SilverGlo insulation and CleanSpace liner have been installed along the floor and walls of the crawl space.
Crawl spaces that leak ground water can cause many problems such as mold, odors and rot. To solve this problem, Dr. Energy Saver will install the SmartSump Crawl Space Drainage System. The SmartSump will collect water in the crawl space and pump it outside.
The SaniDry is a powerful but energy efficient dehumidification and air filtration system in one unit. This is installs in the crawl space to help lower humidity levels.
Lastly, the CleanSpace liner featuring Ultrafresh anti-microbial ingredients is installed.
The Everlast Crawl Space Door is 1/2 inch thick solid, durable polyethylene. This prevents any air, bugs, rodents or dirt from getting into the crawl space.
A vented crawl space with a dirt floor can cause many problems within the home. Homeowner's in Grasonville, MD, wanted to solve this problem.
Vented crawl spaces leak warm and cool air through the vents. This causes condensation and high humidity levels in the crawl space. This allows the insulation to sag away from the sub floor, making it useless. This creates odors, mold, drafts, cold floors and high utility costs.
To solve this homeowner's common problem, Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva will install the CleanSpace Encapsulation System. First, drainage matting is applied to the floor of the crawl space. The drainage matting is dimpled to create air space for water to flow. TerraBlock Insulation is applied on top of the drainage matting to keep the crawl space insulated. SilverGlo insulation is applied to the walls of the crawl space. The vents are installed with insulated vent covers and finally the CleanSpace liner is installed on top of the TerraBlock insulation.
This results in lower humidity, warmer floors, less drafts and lower utility costs.