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Creating a Healthier Home Through Crawl Space Encapsulation in Urbana, OH

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura


It can be easy to avoid a crawl space, but what happens when you begin to have a moisture problem causing mold and dampness both upstairs and in the basement? Well, a homeowner in Urbana, OH, took a look in hers and noticed falling insulation and even more water present there. After doing an internet search, she discovered Ohio Basement Authority and gave us a call to schedule a free inspection and estimate.

The following week, she met with certified inspector, Brendan Kent, who evaluated the crawl space and proposed several repairs including CrawlSeal Liner, ExTremeBloc, and IntelliJack. The first two are for encapsulation and insulation, and the latter is for foundation stabilization which Brendan also identified during the inspection.


After the homeowner agreed to have these repairs implemented, the appointment center team scheduled a time for foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his expert production crew to go out and complete the project.

To start, they fixed CrawlSeal Liner onto the crawl space walls. This is a moisture-resistant, 20-millimeter-thick plastic liner which is designed to keep earth's elements out of the home.

Next, they installed ExTremeBloc panels in front of the CrawlSeal. These are silver panels with a high heat retention which insulate the home and create a warmer home in the winter, and a cooler home in the summer.

After that, they installed 6 IntelliJack stabilizers. This steel jack system can support over 60,000 pounds, and are used to support a sagging floor.

The homeowner now has a lasting solution that will keep her crawl space and the rest of her home safe and healthy.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: Brendan Kent

Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: CrawlSeal Liner, ExTremeBloc, and IntelliJack


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