Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros gave Ellen an encapsulation of her crawl space. Here are the steps we have taken.
Mold Remediation – Concrobium – is a 2-Phase EPA registered “Green” stain cleaner and mold killer. Phase I was sprayed on the wood components throughout the crawl space which will clean some of the stains. However, deep pre-existing stains on damaged wood members will be visible after cleaning. The biodegradable ingredients will further break down into safe by-products which are mostly odorless and pet friendly, however, some odors may be realized in the home for several hours. The proprietary solution employs liquid oxidative technology to facilitate physical mold removal but contains none of the harsh chemicals associated with traditional oxidation products such as VOC’S, chlorine, bleach and ammonia. After cleaning, Phase 2 consists of fogging the complete crawl space that crushes, encapsulates and kills up to 99.9% of remaining organic growth mold spores in the crawlspace.
Spray Foam – Class A fire rated polyurethane closed cell spray foam insulation was sprayed on the rim joists and sill plates. It prevents air infiltration and will insulate the wood band plate (rim joist) above the masonry foundation wall. Closed cell foam insulation (moisture and air will not penetrate this product) will fill and seal cracks, cavities and joints.
Hydra Channel – A clean trench was dug along the full interior perimeter of the crawl space foundation. The Hydra-Channel was installed adjacent to the footer. The Hydra-Channel is engineered fusion welded high strength polyethylene water system that will remove storm water up to 70% faster than a traditional pipe and stone system, allowing water to flow freely to the in-ground sealed sump pump/basin.
Dual Pump Kit – Installed the Pro-Series PS-C33 Combination AC Primary Pump, AC/DC backup pump, 12 volt maintenance free battery and battery box in left front corner of the crawl space (as looking at the front door). • 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.
WIFI Module – Installed the Pro-Series Connect WIFL Module to receive real time alerts to your mobile device. • Receive pump notifications while away from home • Easily connects to the Pro Series PS-C-33 backup system • Connects using home WIFI • Sends an alert when there is a possible issue with primary or backup sump pump system • Sends email and text notifications to your phone, tablet, or computer • Ability to check status on Glentronics CONNECT® site • NO MONTHLY FEE • Mobile app allows you to see your PHCC Pro Series backup pump status and receive updates.
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.
9 Mil – Installed our 9-mil white 100% woven reinforced wall liner. This wall liner was mechanically fastened with nails designed for foundation walls to within 6″ of the top of the crawl space foundation wall to provide a complete future termite inspection. Mechanically fastening wall liner is a permanent solution opposed to just caulk or tape which can result in future maintenance or failure of the system.
Blanket Insulation – Installed fiberglass blanket insulation with a white vapor barrier to the interior perimeter of the foundation walls. Insulation is 4″ thick which offers an R-13 insulation factor (code compliant for new construction). Insulation was hung approximately 6″ from the top of the interior masonry foundation wall to provide a termite inspection and will cover wall to approximately 4″ off the ground.
15 Mil – 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 crawl space 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. The 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 crawl spaces 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 Ellen make her home happy, healthy, & safe again!