After living in their house for eight years, homeowners in Plain City, OH, recently ventured into the crawl space under the house for the first time. They were shocked by what they saw. The crawl space was full of moldy, failing insulation and debris.
Homeowners rarely investigate the crawl space areas underneath their houses. Many also do not realize that whatever is in the crawl space affects the health of the rest of the house. This is because of the stack effect. Air in the crawl space is drawn up through the house in an airflow pattern from bottom to top.
The homeowners wanted to address these issues and fix them once and for all. After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority through our website, the owners were eager to contact us for a permanent solution. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. He then presented the homeowners with several options to best address and transform the nasty crawl space.
The homeowners were eager for one of our expert repair crews, led by Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz, to help them create a healthier home.
First, the crew removed all of the debris and failing insulation. Then, they placed drainage matting on the dirt and gravel crawl space floor. This matting enhances the durability of the CrawlSeal liner that was used to encapsulate the crawl space.
The thick and durable CrawlSeal liner completely isolates the crawl space environment from the earth, serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space. It is tough enough to crawl on and helps create an ideal storage space in the home.
The crawl space was further insulated by ExTremeBloc panels that were installed on the walls, and spray foam insulation that was applied to the band joists. Having a properly insulated crawl space is essential in saving energy.
The owners are pleased to have a safer and healthier crawl space and home because of these reliable repairs.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Project Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz
Products Installed: Drainage Matting, ExTremeBloc, CrawlSeal, Spray Foam Insulation