This homeowner was experiencing cold drafts and dampness in the home and reached out to us for assistance. We found that the root problem was coming from the crawlspace. Our crew was able to provide multiple services to not only insulate the home from drafts, but to upgrade the crawlspace and prevent any further issues.
We sprayed mold treatment on all wood services. Dug trenches, laid pipe and installed a sump pump to remove water seeping into the crawlspace area. Laid down 20 mil cord reinforced liner over the entire crawlspace and sealed it at every seam. Sprayed a class II vapor barrier closed cell foam to the walls and around all edges of the liner which created a complete crawlspace encapsulation. We also installed a dehumidifier and a radon detection system.
This upgrade to this crawlspace not only solved the issue with the cold drafts and dampness in the home, it has also made the home more energy efficient and has provided a warmer more desirable environment.
This home in Hurricane, WV was burdened with drafts and high energy bills.
Reeds Sprayfoam Insulation team identified areas in the attic with air leakage and low levels of insulation. We insulated the roof deck with 6 nominal inches of open-cell foam insulation, sealing off all ridge vents, gable vents, and soffit vents. Thus creating an airtight 94% efficient Thermal cap on the home and putting an end to future air leakage and energy loss to improve the overall comfort of the home.
The crawlspace beneath a home can lead to many problems within the house, and this is an area that is overlooked when the homeowner starts trying to find solutions. This home suffered from several problems including energy loss, dampness, and dry rotting of clothing in closets - all of which were traced to the improperly sealed and high humidty of the crawlspace. Reeds Sprayfoam Insulation crew did a complete renovation of the crawlspace to make this home warm and energy efficient again.
Our crew removed and disposed of all insulation from the subfloor. After the insulation was removed they performed mold removal and treatment of all mold like bacteria found.
The earth of the crawlspace was sealed with a liner made of a 12-mil 3-ply sandwhich of high and low-density polyethylene with polyester-cord reinforcement. The liner is treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mod and mildew growth on or under the liner.
A crawlspace encapsulation access door was installed and sealed into the crawlspace encapsulation.
The rim joist was insulated to seal all air leaks in the rim joist area
The foundation walls were insulated to create a continuous seal to the liner. All foundation and crawl space vents were sealed.
A high efficiency dehumidifer was installed in the crawlspace.
This homeowner in Huntington WV called our team in to insulate a metal garage they will be storing their motorhome in.
The are many advantages to using sprayfoam insulation in metal buildings of this type. It provides a seamless air barier, restricts moisture transmission, adds structural strength, does not shrink or settle and has a higher insulation R-value.
Reeds Sprayfoam Insulation takes pride in what we do. The skill of applying spray foam is learned through experience and training. This is especially important when insualting metal buildings, because the foam stays exposed. Also, if it is going to be painted, it needs to be smooth. We make sure that the foam on your metal building is uniform and smooth, and we use the best products for achieving this.
One of the highlights of our year...Reed's Sprayfoam was honored to be chosen to take part in the recent work on the Williamson Field House, in Williamson, WV...a building dedicated to the youth of our local community. For this project, we first pressure washed and repaired the damaged roof. We then primed and applied 2 layers of our durable, warranted roof coating to protect the roof and give it the crisp, clean look that it had many years ago.