Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Owensboro, KY Crawlspace gets Turtl Crawlspace Door
Crawlspace access wells are generally nasty looking places that are irritating and impractical to properly secure. They let in debris, leaves, mold spores, critters and more. Most doors are wood or other material that rots, rusts, or breaks easily over time. Most importantly, they are not an airtight seal, so you lose HVAC energy efficiency because of these outdated crawlspace doors.
The homeowners had attempted to battle these problems by installing a rigid, clear plastic well cover over the access door. Unfortunately, it meant unscrewing the entire well cover and removing it to access the crawlspace and that caused the cover to have unusual wear and tear. Something also broke the well cover--the homeowner thought it might have been a rock projected from the lawnmower, but wasn't sure. All in all, the crawlspace was now actively leaking conditioned air from the HVAC system into the outdoors and pulling in humid outdoor air into the crawlspace. The homeowners noticed an increased heating and air conditioning cost because of this and decided to contact Healthy Spaces to remedy this problem.
Thankfully, Healthy Spaces offers the Turtl Crawlspace Access System, which provides convenient access to the crawlspace while creating an airtight seal. This airtight seal will not let in debris, mold spores or critters when it's closed. Additionally, it can be locked properly to allow for secure storage in your encapsulated crawlspace. Finally, Turtl doors are durable, rigid plastic that will not rust or break.
The Turtl door was easy to install and the entire process went smoothly and quickly for Richie and his crew. They were done in a single day and the crawlspace is already showing lower relative humidity. Additionally, the homeowners expressed a feeling of security knowing that they can lock the crawlspace against intruders.
Installation Crew Lead: Richard Cline
Here is the crawlspace access before the Turtl installation. There is no way to secure the door and as you can see, the plastic dome is broken.
The crew is hard at work enlarging the area around to the crawlspace access to properly install the Turtl door.
The Turtl door is in place and the soil is being restored around the installation site. We were able to install it without interrupting other ongoing construction in the yard.
The installation is complete and the homeowners now have a secure, non-corroding crawlspace access that won't break on them!