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Job completed for Matthew C.

Completion date: April 13, 2021

Location: Mills River, NC

Why did the customer contact us?

Matthew contacted us to help him encapsulate his crawl space and insulate the floors of his newer home. 

Solutions provided:

Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros, encapsulated Matthew's crawl space and added a dehumidifier. Here is how it went...


1. We sealed the foundation vents with our 2" foam insulation to prevent exterior air & moisture from entering the crawl space. 


2. Sprayed all of the rim joists & sill plates with our spray foam. This foam is class A fire rated polyurethane closed cell spray foam insulation. It prevents air infiltration (unlike fiberglass insulation) and will insulate the wood band plate (rim joist) above the masonry foundation wall. Our closed cell foam insulation (moisture and air will not penetrate this product) fills and seals cracks, cavities and joints. This product application will reduce cold spots in the floor adjacent to the main level walls.


3. All of the piers in the crawl space are wrapped with our premium 15 mil liner to prevent ground moisture from entering the crawl space. 


4. We installed our Thermal Shield wall liner. This is a metal foil faced reflective wall liner with a plastic moisture barrier that was installed against the foundation wall. Thermal Shield is 90 mil thick, Class A Fire Rated with a near zero perm rate. Our Thermal Shield reflects the natural occurring heat generated in the crawl space away from the foundation walls to provide a much warmer space.


5. Installed a 4" suction pipe into the ground of the crawl space. In the event the home is tested for radon in the future and found to be elevated, this component will be used with the additional exterior radon system to correct radon levels.


6. We installed our 15 mil liner. Our premium (walk on, store on) 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced was installed on the ground of Matthew's crawl space. This 15-mil woven ground liner will control moisture vapor and dampness from the ground. Our woven ground and wall liners are antibacterial, meaning mold and other organic growth will not grow to our liner.


7. We added a dehumidifier to Matthew's crawl space. We installed an Aprilaire 1850, this model removes up to 95 pints of moisture per day! Proudly made in the USA and comes with a 5 year manufacture warranty 


8.Lastly, we installed a Hygrometer. This is a remote temperature and relative humidity meter stand alone unit with one remote sensor. The wireless remote sensor was mounted in the crawl space to give Matthew an accurate reading of relative humidity. This product will help him monitor the effective humidity of his dehumidifier in the crawl space.


It was a pleasure to help Matthew make his home happy, healthy, and safe!


 


Matthew left us a 5 Star Review. 

Team members on this project:

Brad McClain, Carlos Nieto, Miguel Ramirez,

Photos & Videos:

5 Star Google Review
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Drawing-Diagram of recommended repairs
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Drawing-Diagram of recommended repairs
Rear of crawlspace
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Rear of crawlspace
Right front corner of crawlspace
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Right front corner of crawlspace
Middle of crawlspace
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Middle of crawlspace
Relative Humidity 63% ELEVATED
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Relative Humidity 63% ELEVATED
Right rear corner of crawlspace
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Right rear corner of crawlspace