CrawlSeal, Dehumidifier, SafeDri Improve the Health of a Crawl Space in Newark, OH

Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

A homeowner in Newark, OH, rarely went into her crawl space, but she decided it was time to remedy the unhealthy area of her house. Issues such as cold floors, dampness, allergies and spiders were beginning to get worse. She also recently spent a considerable amount of money on other home improvement projects, and still noticed a lot of moisture in the crawl space.

She researched and met with other companies, but was most impressed with Ohio Basement Authority and its products that would solve her problems.

During Matt Wojciechowski's thorough inspection, he found groundwater seepage, mold, wood rot, condensation, duct leakage, open vents and pests such as insects.

Solution

Per Matt's recommendation, one of our crews installed Drainage Matting on the crawl space floor, and encapsulated the area in heavy-duty CrawlSeal liner. CrawlSeal completely isolates the home from the earth, eliminates mold growth and rot, and keeps moisture and bugs out of the area.

A dehumidifier was installed to eliminate damp, musty odors in the crawl space by drying and filtering the air. A SafeDri Pro sump pump was installed to pump any water out of the crawl space, and a vent cover was installed on the home's exterior to keep excess moisture out of the crawl space.

All of these products meet the homeowner's goals of fixing ground water seepage, keeping the area dry, controlling earth moisture, preventing mold, reducing odors, saving energy, and gaining storage space. She is now pleased to have a healthy crawl space, which translates to a healthy home.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: Matt Wojciechowski

Products Installed: CrawlSeal, Drainage Matting, dehumidifier, SafeDri Pro, Vent Cover

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  • Ava
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Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-254-6006
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