Before & After

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Camden Wyoming, DE

Back in 2020, Laswon Home Services were called to address foul odors coming from the crawlspace of this Camden Wyoming, DE home. Our Energy Auditor went into the crawl space and found that it had only a thin layer of black plastic, which had been laid directly onto the dirt floor of the crawlspace. This plastic was not sealed to the edges of the walls, and, in fact, you could actually see the dirt around the edges of the plastic. Ground moisture was evaporating and traveling around, and even through the thin black plastic, ending up raising the relative humidity of the crawlspace air and then condensing on and being absorbed into the wood structures supporting the first floor. The evidence was clear to see: mold was growing all over the wooden floor joists.
Lawson Home Services removed the musty damp insulation, pulled out the ineffective black plastic and installed the Dr. Energy Saver CleanSpace™ Crawlspace Encapsulation System and a Sedona™ SaniDry Crawlspace Dehumidifier. 

This homeowner made the wise decision to set up an annual maintenance schedule with Lawson Home Services. A technician now returns annually to perform a number of things, among them inspecting the CleanSpace liner and servicing the Sedona™ SaniDry dehumidifier, and makes sure everything continues to function as good as it did the day it was installed. This home passed the 2023 inspection with flying colors. We'll see them next year.

Attic and Crawl space insulation improvements in Harrington, DE

This home in Harrington, DE, built in 1989, needed a lot of upgrades. There were so many things this home needed. This wise homeowner chose to invest in a complete makeover of both her attic and crawlspace. In addition, all her HVAC and Dryer vent duct work were cleaned out, and air sealed to prevent costly unwanted leaks. We even cleaned off her HVAC coils (which really needed it). 

When it was all finished the homeowner was delighted. She even sent us a kind note in the mail, to let us know she was very happy with the workers during the process. It's so nice to know our efforts to go above and beyond do not go unnoticed. 

The pictures here will give you some idea of the amazing transformation that occurs when Lawson Home Services use Dr. Energy Saver methods to improve the comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency of your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment to see what we can do at your home.  

Home Energy Audit in Greenwood, DE

Lawson Home Services' energy auditor sees the same things over and over: Under insulated attics filled with all kinds of dead animals and bugs, penetrations all over the attic floor contributing to loss of valuable conditioned air from the living spaces below, musty damp ventilated crawlspaces, standing puddles of water everywhere on the crawlspace floor with who knows what festering in that, uninsulated rim band joists. And to think all that is just a few feet away from the space where you live, breathe, sleep, bathe. And of course there are the negative aspects, the energy cost, comfort, and indoor air quality issues that result from all these deficiencies.

Dr. Energy Saver has a cost effective solution for all this. Why not find out by calling Lawson Home Services today to schedule an energy audit for your home. The best part is most of the cost will be paid for by the "Energize Delaware" Program - your out-of-pocket expense will be just a fraction of the actual cost of the audit, money well spent!

You will see just how much your uncomfortable home is costing you and how you could be comfortable and pay less over time by upgrading your home and making it energy efficient. Call us today. 

Improved Basement Windows installed in Viola, DE

Basement windows that were installed in the past were typically made of metal which rust and seize up, with single pane glass which provided almost no insulation value, and were also very leaky. These poor quality windows resulted in huge energy losses and drove up utility costs. 
Lawson Home Services installed new EverLast™ replacement windows in the basement of this Viola, DE home. These  beautiful windows are constructed with reinforced vinyl, which do not rust, or seize up. The glass is double-pane which provides insulation. EverLast™ basement windows are available in two types (shown in the "After" photo above), fixed window or sliders that can be opened.
Lawson Home services also installed other energy saving features in the older home. One is an air-tight flue cap which is operated with the damper control. This flue cap stops a lot of heat loss when the fireplace is not in use. A big energy saver. 

Home Air Sealing in Viola, DE

Older homes are notorious for leaking air.  Air leaks mean loss of energy and increased utility costs of heating and air conditioning. This problem is typically caused by many factors. This home in Viola, DE had leaky basement windows which were replaced with EverLast™ vinyl windows. But perhaps one of the biggest losses was occurring around the fireplace damper. These are hard to seal and result in huge amounts of energy loss. Lawson Home Services installed a Airtight Spring Top Chimney Cap , which is operated by a cable connecting it to the damper control. This certain helped reduce the the air leak in this home.
The blower door test readings shown in the before and after photos above are proof of the reduction in air leakiness of this home - CUT IN HALF! This will have a huge impact on utility costs for this happy homeowner. 

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