They have lived in their house since it was built almost 25 years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Hilliard, OH, began to notice issues with the partial crawl space adjacent to their basement.
They use this area to store various belongings, including holiday decorations, but were concerned with the dust from the fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass insulation is traditionally used to insulate homes, but it can be hazardous if it comes into contact with water or moisture. The fiberglass will hold onto the moisture, thus creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. As it becomes heavy with water, it also will droop from the walls and fail to provide any insulation.
While this was not the case in these owners’ home, they wanted to prevent those conditions. Along with dust from the insulation coating the stored items, the homeowners complained of itching skin if they came into contact with the insulation while in the crawl space.
The homeowners wanted assistance in transforming their crawl space, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our expert inspectors, the owners were eager for one of our crews to install the perfect permanent solution.
After removing any debris and older insulation from the crawl space, we encapsulated the area in CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is a thick and durable liner that completely seals the crawl space and home environment from the earth. It also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated by placing ExTremeBloc panels on the walls.
The homeowners are happy to have an ideal storage space because it was properly sealed and insulated.