Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Crawl Space Encapsulation & Insulation in The Plains, OH
A homeowner in The Plains, OH had a wet and dirty crawl space in his home. The insulation was falling from the ceiling and mold was growing.
This was a particularly tricky case due to some immovable obstacles like low-hanging pipes.
We sent out our certified inspector, Phil Matthews, to do an inspection of the area. He provided a permanent solution for repair and encapsulation that the homeowner agreed to have us do.
Our expert crew, led by foreman Byron Salinas, went out and completed the job. They laid down drainage matting on the crawl space floor to help any water to flow underneath and drain instead of pooling and becoming stagnant. Then, they installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier to encapsulate the space and keep all outside elements (mold, water, microbes, etc.) from entering the crawl space again. SilverGlo was lined along the walls to insulate the crawl space, as they had removed the old and moldy fiberglass insulation. This will prevent outside air from coming in and inside air from going out.
The was also a vent in the crawl space, which is never a good idea. These also moisture, pests, and other bad things into your home. If you do have one, then the crawl space needs to be encapsulated before covering it because otherwise, it will become stuffy and ill-ventilated. Once the crew set everything up correctly, they used a CleanSpace vent cover to cover up the existing vent. Finally, they set up a SaniDry Sedona to prevent any extra moisture and keep the crawl space dry.
The homeowner is happy with our results! Now he's able to use his crawlspace as storage space and has peace of mind knowing that it will stay mold-free in the future.
Inspector: Phil Matthews
Foreman: Byron Salinas
Products Installed: CleanSpace, drainage matting, SilverGlo, vent cover, SaniDry Sedona
This is the dirty crawl space and soiled insulation before we came out.
This is another view of the crawl space before and the uncovered vent.
This shows the drainage matting on the ground before the CleanSpace was laid down.
This is one of the walls after it was encapsulated and insulated with CleanSpace and SilverGlo.
This is the finished product in one area with a hanging pipe the crew had to work around.