Derek is the lead installer in moisture. What he enjoys most about his job is working in crawl spaces. The most important thing he likes about Healthy Spaces is that everyone works hard and does a great job.
In his free time, Derek enjoys playing with his kids, playing video games, and working on cars.
This Payneville, KY crawl space was full of mold, moisture, and mud and the homeowners needed a solution to repair and prevent the damage from reoccurring. As you know, the earth is damp, and as that damp soil dries beneath your house, the water vapor moves upward. The dirt floor in the before picture makes for an easy passageway for moisture to enter the crawl space and cause problems.
Design Specialist, Bob Roberts,was sent to the home to discuss what steps they could take to stop more damage. To prevent issues like these, the CleanSpace barrier was installed. This has multiple layers of plastics with flexibility and tear resistance to stop water vapor from permeating up from the floor. When the CleanSpace liner is laid over the floor of the crawl space, water can seep or even flow under it to the sump, keeping your crawl space clean and dry. This encapsulation system satisfied all of the repair criteria while dramatically transforming the area into a healthy, usable space. This crawl space now has no more humidity than upstairs.
When this Mount Carmel, IL homeowner noticed that his downspouts from his gutters were only pouring rainwater into his foundation, he knew he needed a solution. He of course wanted to keep his basement dry and free of mold and a way to make sure that happened was to find alternate discharge lines. He gave us a call to see what we could offer.
Bob Breadhold, one of our Design Specialists, met with the homeowner and discussed what we could do for the homeowner. After an inspection, they agreed that 3 lawnscape outlets would be the best solution. This outlet enables downspout water to escape with virtually no pitch. This is a discharge line buried under the ground so it takes rainwater away from the home. After it is installed, the grass will grow back over it and all that will be seen is the outlet.
This Reed, KY homeowner had noticed that his home would never stay the same temperature. It was humid and hot in the summer, and the air conditioner was always running. In the winter, it was frigid, and with the heat running and the floors were always cold as well. The homeowner decided to give us a call to diagnose the issues that were happening.
Design Specialist, Damon Cheatham, was to the rescue. When he arrived, he greeted the homeowners and proceeded to do a thorough inspection of the crawl space. It was humid and damp, and the previous vapor barrier wasn't doing its job. Damon recommended a new vapor barrier to keep the crawl space dry and seal away the outside moisture and air. The crew installed a 6mil liner to the crawl space to help with this.
These homeowners are very satisfied with the end result and have already noticed a financial difference in their monthly electric bills.