BRS Pros helped Steve and here are some steps we took…
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 mechanically fastened/sealed to within 6″ of the top of the crawl space foundation wall unless indicated elsewhere. 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.
Vapor Barrier & 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 crawl space to the foundation wall. A radon piping system was 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 Steve make his home happy, healthy, & safe again!