During the 20 years they have lived in their house, homeowners in Westerville, OH, have generally kept the home’s crawl space out of sight and out of mind. They sometimes venture into this area under the house to grab some stored items, and recently they noticed some issues with this area. The crawl space was not properly sealed or insulated. In fact, some of the insulation was beginning to fail and contribute to the unhealthy and unsightly atmosphere.
After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owners were motivated to address this nasty area of their house once and for all. They contacted us for further guidance and then met with Inspector John Becker Sr. John completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space and then recommended the perfect solutions that met some of the homeowners’ goals including saving energy and gaining storage space.
Foreman Nate Klingenberger and his crew then transformed the crawl space by properly encapsulating and insulating the area.
Once the nasty insulation and other debris was carefully removed, the crew placed drainage matting on the crawl space floor. This thick material helps enhance the durability of the encapsulation material. ExTremeBloc panels were then placed on the crawl space walls for insulation, and spray foam insulation was applied to the band joists.
The crawl space was then encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. This thick and durable liner, similar to swimming pool liner, completely seals the crawl space and isolates it from the earth. Along with also helping to insulate the crawl space, CrawlSeal serves as a moisture and vapor barrier.
Additionally, a dehumidifier was placed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment, and they are excited to have a more functional storage area!