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Nasty Crawl Space is Transformed into Healthy Storage Area in Powell, OH

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in his house for 30 years, a homeowner in Powell, OH, realized he was running out of space to store his belongings. He was aware of the partial crawl space just off of the basement, but after peeking inside this area he was hesitant to put anything in an unhealthy environment. The crawl space lacked any type of lining on the gravel floor, and the insulation was moldy and falling from the walls.

During his research of potential repair options and companies, he attended a local home and garden show. While browsing the various vendors, he visited with staff from Ohio Basement Authority at our booth.

He was eager to learn about how we could transform the nasty crawl space into a healthier area, so he set up an appointment to meet with one of our expert inspectors. The inspector then completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space and presented the homeowner with the perfect permanent solution.


Per our inspector’s recommendations, one of our experienced crews, led by Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz, completely transformed the crawl space with an encapsulation project. First, the crew removed the failing insulation and any other debris or nuisances that were present in the crawl space. Drainage matting was placed on the floor to enhance the durability of the encapsulation system.

The crawl space was then completely isolated from the earth with CrawlSeal liner. This thick and durable liner, similar to swimming pool liner, is tough enough to crawl on. Its white color instantly brightens the crawl space and improves the area’s appearance. CrawlSeal also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. Additional insulation measures included ExTremeBloc panels that were placed on the walls and spray foam that was applied to the band joists.

The homeowner is pleased to have a crawl space that will be healthier and more functional because of these reliable permanent solutions.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Project Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: Drainage Matting, CrawlSeal Liner, ExTremeBloc Insulation Panels, Spray Foam Insulation


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