Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Crawlspace Energy Efficiency Increased in Newburgh, IN
The challenge in this Newburgh home was that the crawlspace was only 18" tall, but experiencing both water intrusion and cold floors. The homeowners were noticing that the floors seems drafty and cold, and there was a moist feeling to them that indicated water was present in the crawlspace.
Upon inspecting the crawlspace, Richard Cline of Healthy Spaces discovered that the rolled fiberglass insulation in the crawlspace was moldy and would need to be removed before a thorough mold remediation could be completed. After that, the cold floor issues would be able to be addressed.
The best solution for cold crawlspace floors is a combination of Silverglo insulation and Cleanspace crawlspace encapsulation engineered film.
First, Richard removed the moldy fiberglass insulation and disposed of it in sealed plastic bags. Next, he scrubbed all surfaces with an disinfectant to kill the mold spores. After that, Richard trimmed the Silverglo Insulation and secured them into the rim joists. Then, Richard secured the SilverGlo to the crawlspace walls and covered that with the CleanSpace engineered film, which is a 20 Mil thick barrier, guaranteed against rips, tears, or water on top of the liner for 25 years!
Installation Crew Lead: Richard Cline
Here is an overview of the crawlspace, which is 18" tall. You can see the fiberglass insulation around the rim joists.
Mold is present on the fiberglass insulation.
Now that the entire crawlspace has been cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, Richard will install the SilverGlo and CleanSpace.
Due to the cramped access conditions, Richard had to measure and cut each piece of Silverglo and slide it sideways into the crawlspace before afixing it to the walls.
Here is the installed SilverGlo
Here is an overview of the crawlspace with Cleanspace covering every surface.
Overview of finished Cleanspace and SilverGlo in Newburgh, Indiana crawlspace