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Sealing an Unhealthy Crawl Space in Somerset, OH

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


A homeowner in Somerset, OH, moved into her house two years ago. Recently, she began to question the health of her home. The crawl space underneath the house is an area she rarely ventures into, but she wondered about the condition of this area and if it was having an impact on the rest of the home.

She was right in considering this, as the air and whatever else is in the crawl space also affects the above living environment. 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.

When she sold her previous home, she was very pleased with the repair projects completed by Ohio Basement Authority. She knew she could call on us again to help her address any other issues, including a questionable crawl space.


The homeowner met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the crawl space. He then suggested having one of our crews transform the crawl space with an encapsulation project.

Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz then led his crew in sealing the crawl space with CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, the thick and durable CrawlSeal liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth. It also prevents vapor and moisture intrusion, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

CrawlSeal is tough enough to crawl on, and its durability and puncture resistance is enhanced by drainage matting that was first placed on the floor. Brightening the crawl space and resisting mold and mildew, CrawlSeal helps create a more functional crawl space that can also be used for storage.

The homeowner now has a healthier crawl space and home, and she continues to be a satisfied Ohio Basement Authority customer.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Project Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: CrawlSeal, Drainage Matting


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