The insulation installed in this crawlspace by a previous contractor was installed improperly with air gaps and was barely attached to the actual walls of the space. This will allow moist, unconditioned air from the outside inside, and the fiberglass batts in the floor joists ended up absorbing it in this case. This is a big health concern because it may promote mold growth.
Our foreman Rudy Abel first removed all the insulation, including all the damp fiberglass batts insulation, and installed panels of our SilverGlo insulation. SilverGlo is a rigid foam insulation that cannot absorb any moisture, has a very effective R-value, and can fit snug against a wall with no air gaps. It also has a radiant barrier that prevents temperatures from the outside from radiating inside and vice versa. Once secured with our expanding Spray foam, it is an airtight insulated barrier for the crawlspace.
This edge of the crawl space also was poorly insulated with proof of the damp fiberglass insulation beginning to fall from its place. Once fiberglass absorbs enough moisture, it eventually is weighed down enough where it begins to wall from its place, revealing gaps and causing a mess!
Removing all the previously installed insulation was the best decision for this homeowner in order to create a healthier home. We replaced the insulation along the walls with our SilverGlo rigid insulation sealed with an expanding spray-able foam that not only offers a better insulated barrier from the outside but makes the space much neater looking.
The exterior door to the homeowner's basement was very leaky, to the point where you could feel wind inside the basement! This door was in desperate need of a replacement. Not only was it leaky, but the wood trim around it was acting as a terrible insulator.
Our team replaced the door with a more energy efficient door that provided more protection from the harsh exterior climate. It was also made of in-organic materials which prevented water damage and provided a more airtight seal when shut.
No installation of a door with a wood trim can be completely airtight when water damage continuously warps it during and after a rainstorm and in the winter. There was a thin layer of an expanding spray foam in these gaps, which was a step in the right direction, but not enough when the only sealant at the rim joist was a few strips of duct tape.
Once the door was replaced, our Spray Foam insulation completely insulated, and air sealed the area between the gap above the door and the rim joist. This is the perfect blanket of insulation that is airtight and continuous, providing stable protection that keeps the area from warping during storms and does not allow wind to flow into the basement.
Installing fiberglass batts insulation at the rim joist is a big problem. Not only is it commonly installed improperly, but it will never protect against outside air traveling into the space. This was a big gap in the home's insulation, and this was a big culprit to the homeowner's discomfort.
Spray Foam insulation was the perfect solution to this leaky rim joist. Once it is sprayed, it expands to fill all the nooks and crevices that are often missed when using fiberglass batts insulation. It is a completely airtight, waterproof seal and will never allow mold and little critters to invade your home. After all these services provided by Dr Energy Saver of Connecticut, the homeowner was very satisfied! She already noticed the floors above the basement and crawlspace be a much more comfortable temperature during the wintertime.
Shirley S. owns a home in Bridgeport, CT and was experiencing moisture issues in her basement. She also told Dr Energy Saver of Connecticut that the floors above the crawlspace were always cold in the winter which was incredibly uncomfortable for her family. She called our company and our trusted salesman Keith Saunders came to the rescue.
After going down into the crawl space to analyze the entire space, especially the most concerning areas, he communicated with the homeowner options that would make her living spaces much more comfortable. They decided to insulate the space with water resistant materials and replace the energy efficient door to the basement.
Foreman Rudy Abel reported to the home and started working on resolving this homeowner’s stresses once and for all.