Looking into the crawlspace alcove where conditions are tight.
Here is the taller portion of the crawlspace.
As you look toward the shadows, you can see the steps that make it hard to install a vapor barrier.
Fungus alert! These wooden joists will be scrubbed and disinfected prior to encapsulation.
The black fabric that you see is put there to capture debris from the subfloor and joists as the fungus to cleaned off.
This black fabric will be rolled up and properly disposed of because it now contains fungus and other hazards.
Post scrubbing, ready to encapsulate the crawlspace!
Here is where the drainage line will be placed.
Here, you can see the drainage line has been drilled through. At present, the team is using it temporarily to evacuate some moisture building up in the trenches.
Starting to install the CleanSpace.
Here you can see how every joint, seam, and edge of the CleanSpace is extended so that there is no open place for water to come in through.
This is one of the vents that has been covered on the outside with a durable and visually pleasing plastic cover. Now, CleanSpace is installed on the side for a double layer of protection.
Here is a pillar being wrapped like a package. You can see how everything has to wrap fully and extend beyond any seam or join in the CleanSpace.
The pillar has now been taped and it looks perfect!
Here, you can see the ledges that were present in the crawlspace. Richard and his team made these steps look great!
Every inch of CleanSpace is an inch of protection against rips, tears, and water!
You can really see the difference in visibility when CleanSpace is installed versus the old dark dirt. You can see every corner!
Now that the crawlspace is encapsulated and waterproofed, the family can use it for storage!