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Transforming a Nasty Crawl Space in Stoutsville, OH

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


As they moved into their house and began to make it their own, new homeowners in Stoutsville, OH, started to notice some issues with the almost 60-year-old dwelling. Upon further investigation around the house, the owners detected moisture, odors, and other nuisances within the crawl space.

The owners would like to make this their home for the foreseeable future, so they wanted to address these problems right away. During their research into potential repairs, the homeowners found information about Ohio Basement Authority online. They were motivated to contact us so they could meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help them.

Inspector Zeke Fowler completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space, noting this area under the house was dirty and filled with debris, and it lacked proper insulation and lining. Zeke discussed his findings with the homeowners, as well as their repair goals. After the owners met with another contractor who they said was quite pushy and expensive, they were not sure what to expect. But after Zeke presented the owners with our reliable crawl space repair solutions, the owners were eager to move forward with the project.


Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then transformed the nasty crawl space into a healthier area.

First, they cleared the crawl space of any debris and failing liner or insulation. After they smoothed out the gravel floor to make it more level, they placed drainage matting on the floor. This thick material enhances the durability of the encapsulation material.

The crawl space was then encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, the thick and durable CrawlSeal liner completely seals the crawl space to isolate the area from the earth. CrawlSeal acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

The homeowners are pleased these reliable products were used in the repair project to help them create a safer and healthier crawl space and home.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Inspector: Zeke Fowler

Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: CrawlSeal Liner, Drainage Matting


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