A Winchester, Kentucky homeowner had a crawlspace with a gravel floor and also had a sump pump installed. They were interested in encapsulating the crawl space so they met with Mark, a Certified Inspector, who recommended CleanSpace Encapsulation System with Drainage Matting is installed. He also recommended that CleanSpace Vent Covers, SilverGlo Insulation, and a SaniDryis installed.
The CleanSpace Drainage Matting is a dimpled matt that gives the water space to move into the drainage system. The CleanSpace Liner is a bright-white polyethylene liner that is attached to the floor and walls of the crawl space to provide a mold proof and moisture proof barrier between the ground below and the home. CleanSpace Vent Covers are used to seal the vents to create an airtight seal.
The homeowner already had a sump pump system installed but requested it is re-set lower to go under the CleanSpace Liner. The homeowner also had the WaterWatch Alarm installed. The WaterWatch Alarm is a great addition to the crawl space. Not many homeowners venture into the crawl space that often to know that there may be a problem with the pump system or if there would be a plumbing leak. With this alarm installed, an alarm will sound if there is water from a plumbing leak or if the water rises to the point that the pump should have started. This alerts the homeowner to a problem that needs to be resolved.
SilverGlo Insulation is graphite infused rigid insulation that is installed on the crawl space walls. SilverGlo will reflect the heat back into the crawl space that will keep the floors warmer in the winter.
The SaniDry Sedona is a high-performance dehumidifier that eliminates excess moisture in the crawl space. Drier air in the crawl space reduces the risk of mold, musty smells, and damage caused by the moisture.
These products working together will create a drier crawl space that will be free of excess humidity, mold, mildew, and musty odors.