Bob is from Henderson, where he resides with his wife of 27 years. His wife, Beth, is a math teacher at Henderson County and his daughter works at North Middle School in Henderson. They have 2 sons, one son is a Mechanical Engineer and his younger son is a junior in college majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Bob used to be the owner of Airtight Insulation Co. Inc. from 1992-2008. He has insulated several thousand homes in the Tri-State area. Previously, he was an Energy Auditor for Kenergy Corporation in Henderson. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana and is BPI Certified Building Analyst.
He loves helping our customers solve problems and making their home healthier, safer, more durable, and more energy efficient. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and loves to scuba dive!
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Fordsville, KY, like most of the surrounding areas has two struggles to deal with: high groundwater levels and lots of dirt floor crawlspaces. The combination of the two creates a crawlspace mold epidemic that has largely been ignored by many residents until the mold infestation is quite advanced. After all, how often do we really inspect our crawlspaces? As you can see here, the mold situation in this Fordsville crawlspace was advanced and causing issues like musty, damp smells throughout the home, increased indoor allergies, and more frequent sinus related and respiratory illnesses. When the homeowners went to inspect the crawlspace, they discovered that mold was growing over practically every surface in the crawlspace. The homeowners immediately contacted Healthy Spaces to get the crawlspace remediated.
Donnie Stutesville, a mold remediation expert with Healthy Spaces, came out and inspected the crawlspace. He recommended a three pronged approach to resolving the crawlspace mold and moisture issues:
1. Remediate the mold and fungus
2. Remove standing water, debris, and the like
3. Seal the crawlspace with a vapor barrier
Donnie recommended both a mold/fungus treatment and a preventative coating to stop regrowth. He explained that the mold and fungus treatment would need to be scrubbed off of all surfaces to remove the dead fungi and spores, then that debris would need to be removed prior to coating the entire crawlspace with a preventative solution. In addition, the crawlspace needed a water removal system with sump pump and a dehumidifier. Finally, the entire crawlspace needed a powerful vapor barrier installed to prevent the crawlspace from becoming moldy again. You can see in the after photo that the mold removal was successful and the wood looks great with it's clear preventative coating in place!
This homeowner in Evansville, IN, kept experiencing water in their home every time it would rain. Having to deal with water intrusion in your basement is bad enough - but when the basement is finished, it's much worse! The bottom of the finished walls were damaged and if not taken care of, mold may appear. That's when they decided to give Healthy Spaces a call to solve the problem.
Our System Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, quickly came to evaluate the situation. Aside from waterproofing the basement, he also suggested installed our EverLast Finished Wall Restoration System. When you don't want to rip out your entire finished basement, and have to restore the bottom of your finished walls anyway, EverLast wall panels are the perfect solution!
In order to fix the water problem properly, and protect finished walls in the future, it is necessary to cut the bottom of the finished walls and install a proper drainage system. Then the basement is protected from future water intrusion. But what then? The finished walls need to be restored.
With this method, there is no drywall, paint, or wood to get ruined if it ever gets wet. The panels are cement board, covered with a textured washable vinyl finish, and the trim is all plastic, all installed over metal studs.
Drywall in a basement can pose a serious threat when installed because it's made of organic materials. Concrete is a porous material, so when you have concrete walls, moisture can seep through and on to the drywall. This can cause the drywall to distort and warp, and even worse, can cause mold to grow.
Our Design Specialist, Bob Roberts, worked with these homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, to design a system to stop water intrusion in their basement. After installing the waterproofing system, Healthy Spaces installed our Total Basement Finishing products to ensure that their investment will withstand any water damage.
In the after photo, our team installed EverLast Wall Panels around the foundation, offering a finished look that offers insulation and a clean space. Beautiful trim and crown molding were installed to complete the finished look for these homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, giving them a properly waterproofed, finished basement!
The homeowner in Mortons Gap, KY, was not happy about water coming in his crawl space so he decided to contact the talented team at Healthy Spaces. The team sealed the crawl space with the durable, bright, and mold resistant CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot.
The homeowner can rest easy knowing their crawl space is now a drier and healthier environment!
The homeowners in Mortons Gap, KY, were tired of dealing with basement flooding everytime it rained. That's when they decided to contact the professional team at Healthy Spaces.
After having a waterproofing system installed by Healthy Spaces, they decided to carry on with Total Basement Finishing products to ensure that their investment will withstand any water damage. EverLast Wall Panels were installed around the foundation, offering a finished look that offers insulation and a clean space. Beautiful trim and crown molding were installed to complete the finished look for the owners in Mortons Gap, KY's, basement giving them a properly waterproofed, finished basement.
Mold is a serious health concern and many of the homes in the Poseville area suffer from it. Mold occurs when the indoor humidity levels are high, the area is warm, and there is organic material for the mold to feed on. This set of criteria describes crawlspaces perfectly. From the dirt floor to the wooden sub-floor joists, there is a great deal of organic material for mold to feed on. Here, you can see the mold and fungus growing along the wooden joists in this crawlspace. The whitish blobs are actually spider sacks (the closer white mark in the upper left) and fungal growth (present on second joist from the front). In the second picture, you can see the first joist has received a mold treatment and scrub down to remove the fungus. For contrast, you can still see the Mold-X treatment on the bottom of the joist, which will be scrubbed next. Mold removal isn't going to fix this crawlspace because the underlying humidity issues are still present. After the mold has been removed, the entire crawlspace will be encapsulated with CleanSpace, the most technologically advanced vapor barrier on the market. It's going to reduce water intrusion and allow the crawlspace to be "conditioned space" when a dehumidifier called a SaniDry is installed.