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Although it's not wet, the dirt beneath a home and crawl space still carries much more moisture than the air around it, causing the air to absorb musty, dirty particles that will eventually travel upwards into your living space.
Our team with encapsulate the space and seal the rim joists to add maximum protection in all four seasons.
The homeowner noticed issues with mice living in the crawl space about a year before calling us. Sealing a crawl space is one way to ensure that mice and other critters won't thrive beneath your home.
Because this home has had a few additions in its lifespan, there is a basement with a block foundation wall, and a dirt crawl space.
It is common for a crawl space to have multiple access points for the ease of the homeowner. Currently, this dirt crawl space, and all the issues that come with it - pests, water evaporation, and humidity - directly affect the living space above it.
This home has certainly stood the test of time for over a hundred years with its original log support beams and stone foundation footings.
This version of our CleanSpace® material is 10 mil. thick and was designed specifically for crawl spaces. It is highly-durable, yet flexible, to keep moisture and evaporation from affecting the rest of the home.
Once applied, this closed-cell spray foam will expand to completely fill gaps and cracks.
Rim joists have to be insulated in order to keep cold outside air from entering the crawl space, and consequently, the rest of the home.
The owner now has a crawl space that they know will be free of moisture and pests from years to come!
With a 25-year warranty against rips and tears, this material is perfect to take on the tough job of protecting your home.
This home in Mercer, WI was first built in 1907. After owning this property since the 1990's, they've always noticed significant issues with temperature and humidity levels in the home. After recently seeing mice in the home's crawl space, they homeowner reached out to us about our Dr. Energy Saver® service for crawl space encapsulation.
Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his prodution crew place a drainage layer and vapor barrier in the crawl space. This will prevent moisture as well as pests from entering the home via the crawl space.
Keeping your crawl space dry can also significantly reduce long-term damage to the wooden building material supporting the structure. From there, they applied closed-cell spray foam insulation to the rim joists where the crawl space was releasing cold air into the main level of the home.
The owner was happy with the work done, and how it resulted in a great improvement of this home's overall health.