When your crawl space is full of humidity, it makes the perfect place for mold to grow. If you don't fix the humidity problem, it will only get worse. With the bigger problem, the more it costs to fix.
This vapor barrier isn't doing its job. The relative humidity is getting into the crawl space and creating mold which is not healthy for any crawl space.
Dirt crawl spaces make the air in your house damp, and damp air costs more to heat and cool. If you get rid of the humidity from your crawl space, you save money on heating a cooling costs. How much money? 15%-25%! Over the years, that money adds up!
These two places make the perfect place for mold growth. When the mold gets too bad, most of the time the framing will get so rotted that it will need to be replaced. It's just a matter of time before a damp crawl space rots your floor out.
By isolating the house from the earth and sealing leaks from the outside, you will have made a huge leap forward in the energy efficiency of your home. The SilverGlo paneling has tiny graphite particles in its foam insulation to give it a silver shine and refelect heat and lower the marterial's conductivity.
After treating and scrubbing the mold out of the crawl space, it is finally healthy and looks good as new. This family won't have health issues related to mold.
This homeowner was able to transform a moldy hole beneath his home into a clean, functional, bright, and dry space that increased resale value and enhanced the health of everyone in their family.
This is the result of taking care of the leakage and drainage problem, isolating the house from the earth, and closing all of the outside air leaks. It is finally a healthy place!
John B. from Sumner, IL was having new flooring put in by a contractor. After the floor was installed, it started curling. The contractor noticed that the crawl space was very wet, so he recommended John call us to find a solution. Groundwater leakage lies in a crawl space, which is slowly evaporating into the house. When there's exposed earth as well, it also adds a continuous stream of water vapor into your home. This is what John was experiencing.
Design Specialist, Donnie Stuteville, was called out to the job site where he met with John. After a thorough inspection, he decided that the crawl space needed to get rid of all the mold, new drainage system, as well as a vapor barrier and a sump pump, and John agreed. The first project was to remove all of the debris from the crawl space. Next, a drainage system was installed which takes all water that enters the crawl space directly to the sump pump, disposing of it through discharge lines.