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Case Studies: Crawl Space Encapsulation in Monroe, CT

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Danielle Lariviere

Challenge

This Monroe house's crawl space was in pretty bad shape. There were cob webs hanging from the ceiling, and debris covered the floor. Fiberglass insulation was exposed in the walls, and sagged from the ceiling. Having an improperly insulated crawl space has many negative effects. It isn't energy efficient, and can affect the temperature and air flow of the rooms above. It can also increase your monthly utility bills by allowing paid air to escape out and outside air to seep in. The homeowner wanted a crawl space that wasn't dreadful to go into, and a room that contributed to the home's energy efficiency. They gave us a call at Connecticut Dr. Energy Saver and we got right to work to make this homeowners vision become a reality!

Solution

Our expert foreman Rudy Abel did a great job transforming this cobwebbed corner to a clean, useable crawl space! We installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier along the walls and flooring. This barrier is water and mold resistant, and comes with a 25-year warranty. It reduces moisture and humidity and keeps outside air out of the crawl space. Under the vapor barrier, we installed a drainage matting. This will drain any water that might leak into the crawl space. We used our spray foam polyurethane for the tight areas that wouldn't be easily accessible. Our spray foam has a very high R-Value of 7, and once it is cured, it will never shift or fall out of place. Finally, we wanted to make sure there was an efficient entrance into the crawl space. Our airtight access door is easily accessible and ensures nothing gets inside when it is screwed in. When you want to enter into the area, you simply unscrew the four "anchor knobs," and then screw them back on when closing it off again. This crawl space is officially waterproofed, and able to be used to its full potential!

Let us help you! We have transformed thousands of unsettling crawl spaces! Our specialists work in below-grade spaces everyday, they have seen it all! Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate with one of our experts.

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