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 humidity 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 sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene with polyester-cord reinforcement. The liner is treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mold 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 dehumidifier was installed in the crawlspace.