Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Energy Efficient Crawl Space in Madisonville, KY
A secret to saving money that many homeowners don't expect starts in the crawl space. A homeowner in Madisonville, KY had standing water on the crawl space floor and the air was humid. This current state had been like this for some time, but only recently had the homeowner become aware of the dangers of having water in the crawl space. The moisture caused the fiberglass insulation to droop or fall completely.
Before starting the encapsulation, all fiberglass insulation is taken out of the crawl space. Fiberglass insulation does not do much to start with, but when it becomes wet, it serves no purpose since encapsulation replaces the need for insulating. A SmartSump was installed to pump out existing and future water that would enter from the dirt ground underneath the drainage matting. The drainage matting helps with bringing water to the sump pump. CleanSpace, a 20 mil liner with microbial additives is sealed and laid on top of the drainage matting. the homeowner was impressed with the dramatic transformation!
Insulation and Water
The fiberglass insulated was filled with moisture, causing it to droop or fall completely.
Drainage matting keeps CleanSpace dry at the bottom and prevents water bubbles from forming.
CleanSpace protects and seals the crawlspace away from potential climate dangers.
This dehumidifier will constantly run to ensure the air is dry at all times. This prevents mold from forming.
The SmartSump pumps water out from the dirt ground and receives any water that was collected from the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.