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At All-Dry of the Carolinas, it's our job to make sure that your musty crawlspace is transformed into a cleaner, drier, healthier, and more energy-efficient space.
Most homeowners aren't happy with their crawl space environment. And there's a good reason for that -- most crawl spaces don't offer much to be smiling about!
Typical crawl spaces are moldy, foul-smelling spaces that homeowners avoid at all costs. Many of them flood, and they're often filled with debris left over from when the house was constructed.
In more extreme cases, they can be rotting structures with rodents, animals, and other pests living within.
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This homeowner had some pretty severe water intrusion in their crawlspace, enough that mold was just begging to start growing. The homeowner had actually had us help with a similar problem in a previous home, so they knew exactly who to call and knew the system would take care of their problems. The Systems Design Specialist proposed that the homeowner go with a CleanSpace Encapsulation, along with drainage matting, 3-inch drain tile, and a SuperSump pump.
The "before" picture shows part of the crawlspace when our Specialist went out to the home. The water intrusion was definitely worse along the sides of the home, as shown in this picture. As you can see, the area up along the wall is much darker, mainly because of the amount of water in the soil.
However, the "after" picture shows a much different story. As you can see, this entire area was covered in CleanSpace liner, from the floor to the walls. The more area that we are able to cover, the less moisture is able to get in, which is one of the main reasons why we like to go as far up the wall as we can. Some homeowners go with only a foot or two up the wall, but we suggest having the entire wall covered to prevent moisture from getting into the crawlspace.
Nothing says ‘I’m not helping you’ like a plastic liner that’s pulled up in places and falling apart. We have an example of that here in this ‘before’ photo. And, to be fair, we can’t place all of the blame on the liner. It can’t help that it just wasn’t big enough to handle the job. Even while taking a cursory glance at the photo, we can see that there is plenty of dirt in the crawlspace left uncovered. If only part of it is covered, it’s about the same as having no coverage at all.
We’ve completely remedied this in the ‘after’ photo. This Bryson City, North Carolina crawlspace was given a whole new face lift.
We’ve taken our CleanSpace and covered every inch of the dirt crawlspace. Did you notice how in the ‘before’ photo that the old liner didn’t even touch the items? That’s not the case in our installation. We take the CleanSpace and seal it at least three inches up on every item in the crawlspace. Walls and hot water heaters are no different. This provides the crawlspace with a vapor barrier seal without any holes.
This customer in Hiawasse, GA had the typical issues that come with crawlspaces...wet, moldy, smelly, humid, and generally unattractive. These issues are not only about aesthetics. A wet and damp crawlspace is dangerous to your health because mold can grow when the humidity levels are too high. It can be costly because it will decrease the value of your home, as well as waste energy.
The "before" picture shows an uncontrolled space that is dark, dirty and damp. The solution is full encapsulation which includes sealing the entire crawlspace and sealing the vents to control the area, installing a dehumidifier to keep the humidity level low enough so that it is scientifically impossible for mold to grow, and installing a vapor barrier to damp-proof the space.
The "after" picture is the same crawlspace after the All-Dry of the Carolinas crew has completed a full encapsulation. What a difference! Not only is it practical, but attractive too!
This family in Hiawassee, GA was struggling to control the moisture levels in their crawlspace. Mold had begun to form around the crawlspace due to the high moisture levels.
To solve this problem our All-Dry of the Carolinas team had to tackle the situation from different angles. To begin, the mold needed to be removed from the area. Our team used Mold-X, which kills mold and also prevents future growth. Our team then placed CleanSpace in the crawlspace, wrapping it around the walls, floor, and piers. CleanSpace is a 20 mil tick liner that is laid across the crawlspace floor and wrapped around walls and piers. This liner works as a barrier to keep moister that is produced from the ground out of the crawlspace. In addition to the CleanSpace a SmartSump was added to the crawlspace as a way of pushing excess water that enters from outside. The SmartSump has a WaterWatch system which is an alarm to let you know if water has reached the top of the pump. The SmartSump works in coordination with the Aprilaire, a dehumidifier which is used to collecting extra moister that is produced under your home. The SmartSump has a dehumidifier drain that connects the two machines to fully expel water from the crawlspace. From the machines, the water is pushed from the crawlspace through a drainage system to the LawnScape outlet.
When our All-Dry of the Carolinas crew made it out to Rutherfordton, NC they started their job by removing all trash and insulation that was littering the crawl space. The crawl space underwent a total encapsulation with CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, vent seals, an Aprilaire 1820, and a SuperSump Pump. A hole was dug in the crawl space so the SuperSump Pump could be placed into the ground even with the surface. Drainage matting was placed down before the CleanSpace, this is a dimpled matting system that collects water from the crawl space floor and directs it to the SuperSump Pump. This drainage matting is used when crawl spaces take in a lot of water and need extra help getting it from under the vapor barrier into the pump. From there, CleanSpace was installed which is a 20 mil thick liner that works as a barrier to keep ground moisture from the crawl space floor out of the air. The CleanSpace is then wrapped around the floor and piers of the crawlspace, tucking in tightly under the top of the SuperSump Pump. Once the crawl space is encapsulated an Aprilaire 1820 is added to the crawl space to remove excess moisture from the air into the SuperSump where it is then flushed from the area. Interior sealed vents were the last part of the crawl space encapsulation; they were placed over all vents to keep out air and pests.
The “before” pictures show a dirty crawlspace with unwrapped piers and floor. The “after” picture shows where CleanSpace has been wrapped around the floor and piers to prevent ground moisture from getting into the air.
This customer wanted to make sure his mountain home was protected while he was away. It can be stressful enough worrying about a home that you are living in now, much less one that is several hours away. This customer decided the work was worth it for the peace of mind, as well as the quality in products and excellent service that All-Dry of the Carolinas provides to each and every customer. The home was strictly a crawlspace/CleanSpace job. While we installed a few supplementary products such as a Santa Fe dehumidifier and a SuperSump sump pump, the main focus was that of the CleanSpace encapsulation system.
The "before" picture shows what the basement looked like before any of our products had been installed. You can hardly see it, but they actually do have a crawlspace liner already. However, this is not doing them any good. It is so thin and fragile that it can easily rip and tear just by crawling on it. The other thing about this liner is that it is not properly sealed. If you're looking for something to keep your jeans from getting dirty, that might be the product for you, but if you want real protection from moisture and mold, CleanSpace is the product you need.
The "after" picture shows the crawlspace after our crew had installed the CleanSpace Liner. As you can see, the CleanSpace is laid almost from floor to ceiling. While not all customers and jobs have the CleanSpace go all the way up the wall, this customer was encouraged and wanted to. The only part that is left uncovered is a few inches of wood, for courtesy to other professionals like; pest control and termite inspectors.
This customer had standing water, which created a very wet and humid crawlspace. In order to help alleviate and fix their problems. Our experts installed over 1200 Square feet of CleanSpace liner (on both the floor and the walls). we also installed drain tile, and a SuperSump pump to get rid of any water that does make its way into the crawlspace.
The "before" photo shows how bad of a condition the basement was in; insulation was falling, bricks and cinder blocks were just sitting there, and the clay and mud that made its way onto the previous liner.
The "after" picture shows the installation of the CleanSpace System. Not only is it functional and keeps the water out, but it looks great too! You, your kids, or any technician that does work under your house will love this!
This crawlspace was suffering from a case of water intrusion. Fortunately, this crawlspace did not have it very bad, only enough that further postponing of getting a vapor barrier installed would begin to cause more serious problems. So for that reason, they decided on having All-Dry of the Carolinas encapsulate their crawlspace. A decision that they will never regret.
The "before" picture shows the crawlspace before any work was done to it. While definitely not in bad condition, there are some signs of water intrusion. The most obvious sign is on the left wall, there are actually damp (the darker) areas on the wall, there are also mineral deposits on the wall, which shows that water has come in through the wall and evaporated.
The "after" photo shows the finished product. The transformation that this crawlspace has gone through is incredible. It almost doesn't look like the same area. The CleanSpace does not just stop at the floor however, it is laid all the way up the wall. This keeps the vents from bringing in "bad" air into the crawlspace and continuing to cause moisture and humidity problems.
This home in Clayton, Georgia had a huge dirt crawlspace that needed to be encapsulated. The homeowner was having serious water intrusion and needed a permanent solution to his problem. The area that is shown in these two photos is the area around the water heater.
The "before" picture shows the area before our crew had installed the CleanSpace Liner over the dirt crawlspace. While there is no obvious water or water intrusion in this photo, the entire crawlspace needed to be taken care of. Being close to the water heater is an added burden, so our crew had to make sure they were extra careful in sealing this area.
The "after" picture gives a pretty good view of the installed CleanSpace around this area. The liner goes all the way up to small concrete slab in order to provide as much protection as possible and to keep as much moisture as possible from staying in the crawlspace. This is especially important for this crawlspace since there was no dehumidifier installed.
This was an average job for our crews here at All-Dry. While some homes have very serious problems with moisture and mold, many customers just want to be proactive, and protect their crawlspaces from future problems. This was one of those jobs.
The "before" photo shows the crawlspace before the CleanSpace was installed. While we can't see any standing water or obvious moisture, you can see the dirt floor, which can be a pain to work on and definitely isn't preventing mold growth!
The "after" picture shows how much nicer and cleaner CleanSpace makes your crawlspace. It makes it easier to work under the house, but what it really did for this customer is gave them piece of mind. They won't ever have to worry about any moisture or mold problems. Especially with the Santa Fe Dehumidfier which keeps any moisture out of the air!
It seems like moisture, standing water, mold and mildew are all things that are supposed to be in the crawlspace. But believe it or not, this actually isn't the case! All of these things can cause damage to not only a home but also the occupants of the home. Water intrusion and high humidity levels under a home can be a very serious issue and should certainly be looked at as soon as possible.
One extremely common sign of high moisture levels are falling insulation. The insulation acts like a sponge and soaks up the moisture in the air which causes the insulation to get heavy, and begin to fall or sag. This is exactly what had happened to this homeowner who called us after their termite company had mentioned to them about the high moisture levels. There are several areas in this photo where the insulation can be seen hanging down.
The second photo shows off the crawlspace once our CleanSpace liner was installed. It completely changes both the look and function of the crawlspace. The CleanSpace changes the crawlspace from a damp, dark, and scary place in a much more inviting area. More importantly, the homeowner no longer has to worry about water getting into the crawlspace, or mold being able to grow.
Moisture in a crawlspace is never a good thing, and more often than not it will only get worse. Moisture will almost never leave a crawlspace by its own accord. Instead, water and moisture will begin to soak into things like the floor joists or the insulation in the crawlspace. Once this happens the chance for mold to grow increases significantly, causing even more problems.
The "before" picture of this area shows off what it looked like when our System Design Specialist first went out to the home. This particular picture showed off the area around the water heater. In this area, there seems to be some damp ground in front of the water heater, as well as moisture underneath the plastic liner. Another big thing that may be missed is the fact that some insulation has fallen. In this case, the piece of insulation had absorbed enough water to make it heavy and cause it to fall down.
The "after" photo shows the same area after our crew had been out to the home and installed the CleanSpace liner. This area looks extremely different and much better than before. This homeowner no longer has to worry about water and moisture causing issues in the crawlspace. they now have a clean, dry area under their home!
This crawlspace looks like the perfect location for a scary movie and that is not a compliment. Dreary, decrepit and unvisited are a few words I would use to describe it. Judging by the look of it, unsalvageable should be another word we could use. Fortunately, that is not the case for this Maggie Valley, North Carolina crawlspace.
It’s not the best looking thing in the word, but it certainly isn’t the worst. For a crawlspace with moisture issues, this is about average. The homeowner even tried to provide a barrier between the earth and crawlspace, but even that didn’t help. The plastic is too thin and it isn’t sealed into place. The insulation—if we can still call it that—has suffered a great deal from over exposure to moisture. Once that insulation becomes damp, it sags and is essentially useless. This means the insulation is basically just sitting there collecting water.
Now, let’s fast-forward to the present. Let’s fast-forward to the “after” image. See the difference? That poor, ill-fated insulation is removed. The original liner is gone, replaced with our sturdy CleanSpace. This liner has five times the thickness of the original liner. It’s white, clean, and is actually sealed this time. This liner is the barrier the crawlspace both needs and deserves. Now, if there’s ever actually a problem you won’t be afraid to venture down and investigate. You may even welcome it! Who knows?
The main thing is that All-Dry of the Carolinas was able to come to the rescue once again and bring a moisture free environment into this once chaotic, humid space.
This crawlspace was a dark and scary area when this homeowner first called All-Dry of the Carolinas. They had already tried to have a crawlspace liner installed in their crawlspace, but it just wasn't doing the job for them. These DIY crawl space solutions generally do not work very well because of a few reasons; they are not thick enough, and they usually aren't sealed correctly. This is important because if the area isn't sealed properly, then the water vapor is still able to get into the crawlspace and cause problems.
The "before" photo is how the crawl space looked when our System Design Specialist first inspected the home. Before the work was done, the crawlspace was a dark, scary area that had been trashed. The black liner absorbs most of the light and makes the crawl space much darker. There is also dirt and debris all throughout the crawlspace, caused by water intrusion, unsealed vents, and other issues.
The "after" photo shows a much different story, the CleanSpace Liner makes a huge difference in this space. First off, you can actually see under the house! The white liner does a great job at reflecting most of the light, which brightens the space. This makes it easier to see, work, and move under a home! Those are just the visual benefits of the product! What CleanSpace really does is keeps the water vapor from getting into the crawlspace. One way is by its thickness, it is a 20 mm thick liner, which does an excellent job of keeping the moisture out. Another way is through the sealing of the CleanSpace liner to the wall, this is extra important because those are really the only areas where moisture can come through.
Sometimes a homeowner may not have a huge issue with water intrusion or high moisture levels, but still, want to have a crawlspace encapsulated. These installations and the recommendations for installations like this are usually a little different, but are still something that we do! There are several different reasons why someone may decide to do this like the prevention of potential future issues or an increased storage area.
This particular homeowner was in a similar situation, as they weren't having a much of an issue with moisture. However, they were still interested in having some work done in case the problem got any worse. The first photo isn't actually a before photo but more of a "during" photo. The CleanSpace, which are the rolls of blue that are spaced out through the crawlspace, is just about to be laid out over the floor.
The second photo shows a much different story and a huge transformation between the two pictures. In this photo, the CleanSpace has already been rolled out and sealed to the walls of the crawlspace. CleanSpace helps to completely transform a crawlspace into a usable and safe area for the homeowner. This homeowner does have to worry about any moisture getting into the crawlspace and now has a huge area for extra storage!
Have you ever been sitting in your home late at night and heard a strange noise? Typically humans react with fear to things that lurk in the dark. Under your home might be scary, but you remind yourself that nothing is there. In this Toccoa home, the crawlspace actually was something to be scared of. This crawlspace was the equivalent of children fearing the monsters under the bed. But there is no need to fear because our All-Dry of the Carolinas team is the nightlight of crawlspaces.
When our team arrived at the home the crawlspace was in ruin. The floor was covered with an old muddy liner that collected had water. Insulation hung from the ceiling, the foundation had begun to deteriorate, and even the crawlspace door was falling apart. There was even evidence of wildlife that littered the entire crawlspace.
But the All-Dry of the Carolinas team knew exactly what to do. After cleaning out all rocks, trash, insulation and animal nests, our team installed a drainage system and SuperSump Pump. This system was then covered with a drainage mat and CleanSpace Liner. Smart Jacks were installed in the ground to give the house a steadier foundation. Then after the crawlspace was picture perfect an EverLast door was installed. This project started off as a nightmare but with the help of All-Dry of the Carolinas it was able to be saved.
This was a pretty average crawlspace job for us. Fortunately for this homeowner, there wasn't an excess of water, moisture, or mold. However, they did need to encapsulate their crawlspace, as well as have a SantaFe Edge dehumidifier and a SmartSump pump. These three products, working together, provide a very safe and secure system to keep moisture and water from getting in and staying in the crawlspace.
The "before" photo shows off what the crawlspace looked like when our Service Design Specialist was at this home. As you can see, the area wasn't flooded or filled with mold, but it definitely could use some touching up. While they already had an existing liner, it was not sealed correctly and left a lot of room for moisture to get into the crawlspace.
This "after" picture shows off the same area, but with the CleanSpace liner installed. The difference is amazing. First off, you can actually see under the home now. The white, reflective surface of the CleanSpace allows light to reflect easier and light up the crawlspace much better. Not to mention, the protection that this system provides the home is amazing. Especially with the sump pump and dehumidifier, this homeowner will never have to worry about moisture or mold in their crawlspace.
Crawlspace liners can often be found in crawlspaces everywhere. It is quite simple to by a thin (usually black) liner and lay it out under a home. Fortunately, most people don't do this in order to keep their crawlspace dry, but some do and don't understand why it doesn't work. These liners are basically to create a barrier between the dirt and whoever is crawling in the crawlspace. They are too thin to keep water vapor from coming in and are almost never sealed correctly.
This crawlspace had one of these liners installed, and it did not turn out the best, even as a barrier between the dirt. This must have been installed a long time ago, because the amount of dirt and other debris on top of the liner makes it seem like it is almost part of the ground at this point. This liner is not helping to keep moisture and water vapor out of the crawlspace, mainly because no where in the crawlspace is it sealed and secured.
After the CleanSpace had been installed, the crawlspace became a completely new area. The CleanSpace transforms the look of the crawlspace to somewhere that you might not mind spending some time in. Not only does the area look better, but not it is extremely difficult for water and moisture to make its way into the crawlspace. The crew also installed a dehumidifier in order to make sure the humidity level of the crawlspace stayed lower than around 55, because this is where mold can grow.
Crawlspaces are already a pretty difficult place to work in, but every once and awhile we have a home that has a crawlspace that has an extremely low clearance. This crawlspace truly lived up to its name, because there was barely enough room to crawl. However, the area still needed to be encapsulated, so our crew suited up and took on the challenge.
The crew works pretty hard on a normal job, but they definitely had some difficulties with this installation. This project actually had drain matting to be installed as well, so the crew had to first cover the area with this. After it was in place and secured, they moved on to the CleanSpace liner. Which is what you can see in the after photo. As you can tell, it completely transforms the area both physically and functionally.
This homeowner wanted to make sure that they would not have any more problems with their crawlspace. In this home we installed several products in order to keep moisture out of the crawlspace. The main products we installed were CleanSpace Floor and Wall Liner and drain tile. CleanSpace keeps the crawlspace separated from the home, for the most part. It keeps the outside away from the home, keeping moisture out and lowering heating and cooling costs!
The "before" photo shows the crawlspace before our experts came in and installed our products. You can see how much of the outside walls are exposed and uncovered. You can also see the thin, unsealed crawlspace liner that had been laid previously. While this liner does offer some protection, it is not nearly the level of protection CleanSpace provides.
The "after" photo shows the same but the CleanSpace vapor barrier was installed. CleanSpace makes a huge difference in your crawlspace! Not only does it protect your home from moisture and mold, but brightens up your crawlspace! You won't have to worry about hitting your head on things, creepy-crawlies, or crawling into some water or mud!
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