Homeowners in Queenstown, MD contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva because they had concerns about the consistently wet condition of their crawl space. In order to correct the problem and prevent any further water damage the production crew installed a drainage system around the perimeter of the crawl space. The drainage system will collect and carry water to the SmartSump removing it from the crawl space. After installing the drainage system the crew encapsulated the crawl space complete with CleanSpace liner on the floor and SilverGlo rigid foam board insulation on the walls with spray foam air sealing in the rim joists.
In Centreville, Maryland homeowners were suffering from an abrupt odor coming from their crawlspace into the home. With three children living inside of the home, the owners knew it was apparent to get this problem fixed and fixed quickly.
They called out Dr. Energy Saver to find out exactly what the problem was and what were the necessary steps to take in order to fix this issue. As the visit ensued, homeowners briefed our In Home Comfort Specialist on exactly what issues they were facing. After crawling down into the crawlspace, the odor underneath was very crude and was in need of our services.
Our production team then went out and first, removed the dirty, smelly, and musty insulation that reeked throughout the home. Next, we took the proper precautions in making sure the humidity levels did not reach the level of condensation. We installed our CleanSpace Encapsulation System with Drainage Matting and Silverglo insulation on the walls. This prevents high humidity levels, much warmer floors for the homeowners, a more comfortable home, and lowers the fuel and electric bills.
Homeowners could smell the difference once the insulation was pulled from their crawl space and are very happy that they did not have to bear with disgusting odors anymore and a more healthy lving environment for their children.
This Felton, DE homeowner knew he needed to have his nasty crawlspace looked at by a professional. Lawson Home Services prepared the crawlspace for proper mold treatment by removing moldy, damaged isulation from the crawl space ceiling and applying a mold treatment. A CleanSpace Encapsulation System with Drainage Matting was installed along with a SaniDry Sedona Crawl Space Air System and a SmartSump Crawl Space Drainage System to keep the crawlspace dry at all times!
Homeowners in Felton, Delaware noticed water seeping in through their access crawlspace door into the crawl area.
This could cause humidity levels to rise resulting in condensation all over the crawlspace. Also during the winter time, cold air leaks will potentially become a problem for the homeowners causing cold floors above and cooling heating ducts. Higher fuel and electric bills will stem from these problems.
Dr. Energy Saver then was called out to find the source of how water entered the crawlspace. We found water stains on the liner which means the crawlspace had standing water previously but evaporated with the heat levels inside of there. The entrance door to lacked the proper sealing resulting in water seeping through and coming into the crawlspace.
Seeing those penetrations, Dr. Energy Saver installed our Turtl Crawl Space Access System. This is an airtight door and a sealed access well in one durable unit. This airtight design is a watertight and durable crawl space access that keeps your crawlspace clean and healthy.
We have encapsulated a crawl space in Harrington, DE. We installed a CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System with perimeter drainage and drainage matting. It has a SmartSump with a remote alarm. The insulation was removed from the floor and we installed 2" foam board on the perimeter walls along with R-21 closed-cell foam in the rim joist. We also installed a Turtl Crawl Space Access System.
The floor was air sealed along with duct sealing to bring the total duct leakage under the current 2009 iecc code for new construction. The house leakage is now below average.