Mold and Odors Resolved With Crawl Space Encapsulation

The Challenge
Mr. and Mrs. Sabatka have lived in their home for 14 years. It is a 1950’s era ranch style home with 1,200 square feet. The house had a vented dirt crawl space under the entire structure. The Sabatka’s have made many improvements to their home over the years as they really enjoy where they live and value their home.

The Sabatkas had always noticed a damp odor in the summer months in the main floor living area. Mold growing in the crawlspace was a concern that they had. They also had issues with water in the crawlspace. Condensation build up on the main floor windows in the winter was also occurring. They replaced the windows in their home about 7 years ago. They went with high quality double pane windows. The condensation was still a problem even with running a dehumidifier through the winter. The newer window panes were then replaced with low e argon triple pane windows and the condensation problem still persisted.

The Sabatkas wanted to be able to go into the crawl space during storms or tornadoes, however didn’t want to go into that environment. Storage space was also an issue since they didn’t have a basement.

 

The Solution
Thrasher installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system, a drainage system and conditioned the crawl space air.

“We tried several different methods to stop the condensation on our windows before turning to Thrasher. We ran the dehumidifier all winter long and we also upgraded our windows. We still had the same problem. Our neighbor told us that the crawlspace under our home might be the cause of our problems. We called Thrasher. Kevin came to our home to do an inspection. He suggested a crawl space encapsulation system. After having the system installed, the window condensation problem was eliminated and the musty odors went away. We are able to go into our crawl space during storms and we really like the extra space for storage items. It has solved all of our problems and has given us ‘peace of mind’ that our home is being protected. We were extremely pleased with the quality of materials and workmanship. The workers were on time, friendly, knowledgeable and hard working.” -The Sabatkas

 

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier encapsulation system installed

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier encapsulation system installed.

SmartSump installed in crawl space

SmartSump installed in crawl space.

Useable storage space created with crawl space encapsulation

Useable storage space created with crawl space encapsulation.