This homeowner in Great Barrington, MA called us out to their home to take a look an an issue that has been concerning them. They were noticing a musty odor coming up from the crawlspace underneath the home. We got to the home and took a look and noticed a huge mold issue in the nasty, damp dirt crawlspace! We also noticed the access door to the area from outside was old and rotted. Crawlspaces have a high level of humidity, which can and will lead to mold. Mold grows on and wood rots, and insects can easily begin nesting. Musty odors can even travel upstairs into your home to your living space! Eventually flooring will have to be replaced, and mold to be remediation. This air from the crawlspace is difficult to cool and heat creating a bigger electricity bill for homeowners!
To fix the issues with this nasty, damp, dirt vented crawlspace we use out Dr. Energy Saver Crawl Space Insulation System treatment. First we take out all of the old insulation and make sure the dirt floor is all level. Now we are ready to start the process. We seal up vents and all air leaks with our insulated vent covers. Next, we insulate the crawlspace walls with our 4' SilverGlo insulation boards. Next, we set down a dimpled plastic drainage mat to create an airspace and thermal break. TerraBlock floor insulation is installed over the dimple mat. Finally, a heavy duty crawl space insulation liner is inserted permanently across the entire dirt floor. This protects the area from and possible bacteria and fungi growth. The last thing we need to do is replace this rotted crawlspace door from the outside of the home. Now that this crawlspace is fully insulated, air sealed, and insulated these homeowners can now live happier, healthier, and more energy efficient! Thanks Dr. Energy Saver!