Removed Moisture and Saved Energy in Mt. Vernon, OH Basement

Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

A homeowner in Mount Vernon, OH, wanted to save energy and get rid of moisture in the basement of her 26 year-old home. She has puddling in the north corner of her basement once and not after rain.

One of our inspectors recommended lining the crawl space walls with ExTremeBloc panels and including spray foam for additional insulation. He also suggested a dehumidifier system and a new sump pump.

Solution

The homeowner decided to go with the ExTremeBloc panels and spray foam, but she was happy with the dehumidifier and sump pump already installed in her home.

ExTremeBloc Insulation Panels are water-resistant panels that are two inches thick and provide an R-11 thermal resistance. (An R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance for materials used in construction. The higher the value of R, the better the heat retention.) These panels make homes more comfortable and less expensive to own. Spray foam is used for extra insulation and is often applied on the band joist (the structural support which runs around the perimeter of a basement ceiling).

The homeowner is happy with these new insulation installments, moisture reduction, and the energy and money she will now save because of these additions.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Manuel Inguil

Products Installed/Project Scope: ExTremeBloc Insulation Panels, Spray Foam

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