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Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation Transforms a Nasty Crawl Space in New Albany, OH

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in their house for 10 years, homeowners in New Albany, OH, began to grow concerned with the health of their living environment. They noticed a musty smell possibly coming from the crawl space under their house.

The owners plan to live in the house for many years, so they wanted to address this issue right away before it greatly impacted their living conditions. They started to research possible repair options, and they came across information about Ohio Basement Authority online. They were motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help them.

The homeowners met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to complete a thorough evaluation of the area. Along with the musty odor that concerned the homeowners, our inspector also noticed nasty conditions in the crawl space such as moldy and failing insulation. He discussed his findings with the homeowners, as well as their repair goals. He then recommended some of our reliable crawl space repair solutions.


Foreman Michael Gramly and his crew then worked to transform the crawl space. The first step was taking proper precautions to remove the unhealthy insulation from the crawl space.

Next, the crew placed drainage matting on the floor to enhance the encapsulation material. The crawl space was then encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. This thick and durable liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth, acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space.

The crawl space was further insulated by ExTremeBloc panels that were placed on the walls. Additionally, the compact, yet powerful and energy-efficient dehumidifier also was installed in the crawl space. This dehumidifier will help rid the crawl space and home of unpleasant odors and contribute to healthier conditions.

The homeowners can breathe easier knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer and healthier forever home.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Project Foreman: Michael Gramly

Products Installed: Drainage Matting, CrawlSeal, ExTremeBloc


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