BRS Pros gave Edward an encapsulation and here are the steps we took…
Sump Pump – Removed existing sump pump system and all components and replace with Pro-Series PS-C33 Combination Backup and Primary Pumps. • Automatically switches to battery power when AC fails • Unique monitoring controller detects irregularities, sounds an alarm, and pinpoints problems and solutions on control panel • Primary pump with energy efficient PSC motor is continuous duty rated and water cooled • Primary pump controller allows for adjustable pump run time and exercises pump weekly to extend pump life • Dual float switches provide dependable activation for both primary and backup pumps • Backup will assist primary pump if excessive amounts of water are entering the sump • Maintains and recharges battery automatically • Alarm can be silenced during a power outage • Designed for use with wet cell or AGM / maintenance free batteries • USB Data Port and Remote Terminals connect to external devices such as a PHCC Pro Series CONNECT Module, home automation systems or other devices for remote notification.
Foundation Vents – Foundation vents were completely sealed with poly-foam insulation from the interior of the crawl space preventing exterior air and moisture into the crawl space.
Thermal Shield – Thermal Shield is a metal foil faced reflective wall liner with a plastic moisture barrier. The wall liner was mechanically fastened/sealed to within 6″ of the top of the crawl space foundation wall. Thermal Shield is 90 mil thick, Class A Fire Rated with a near zero perm rate. Thermal Shield reflects the natural occurring heat generated in the crawl space away from the foundation walls to provide a much warmer space.
15 Mil & Radon Ready – Installed our Premium (walk on, store on) 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced radon ready crawl space system. The liner was mechanically fastened with nails designed for foundation walls to provide a permanent fastening system. (Caulking or taping liner to foundation walls is a temporary system and will become a maintenance issue.) The premium ground liner was nailed/sealed approximately 6″ to 12″ above the earth in the crawlspace to the foundation wall. A radon piping system was then installed below the ground liner, the piping system will be used in the future when the home is tested for radon gas and requires a complete radon system. 15-mil woven ground liner will control moisture vapor and dampness from the ground. Most crawl space liners are partially reinforced, our woven liner is 100% reinforced and tough unlike competitive brand liners that are only 10% reinforced. This product will not off gas (known on Google as “crawlspace cat urine odor”, go ahead and check it out), we guarantee it!! Our woven ground and wall liners are antibacterial, meaning mold and other organic growth will not grow to the liner.
Dehumidifier – Aprilaire has been the industry leader in residential humidification control since 1954. The Aprilaire Model E100 “Energy Star” rated dehumidifier delivers 23% annual energy savings above conventional products, a high-capacity solution designed for humidity control in crawlspaces and basements. The Model E100 potentially can remove up to 95 pints of moisture per day! Proudly made in the USA. Five year manufacturer’s parts warranty when installed by BRS Pros, an authorized installer for AprilAire.
It was a pleasure helping Edward make his home happy, healthy, & safe again!