Brand New Crawl Space Installation: $0 Down and 18 Monthly Payments

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Project Overview: This full-scale crawl space remediation project was designed to restore and protect a residential crawl space from damage and infestations. The project covered everything from thorough cleaning and sanitation to advanced rodent exclusion techniques, enhanced insulation, and ongoing rodent monitoring.

Tasks Performed:

  1. Clean and Sanitize:
    • Removed old insulation, vapor barriers, and all forms of debris including animal feces, nests, and carcasses.
    • Thoroughly sanitized the area with a disinfecting mold inhibitor that eliminates viruses, bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  2. Rodent Exclusion:
    • Sealed all potential entry points using a combination of concrete, steel wire, and construction adhesive.
    • Re-screened vents as necessary to prevent future intrusions.
  3. Prescriptive Air Seal:
    • Applied foam sealant around areas where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring penetrates the crawl space to prevent air leaks.
  4. Vapor Barrier Installation:
    • Installed a 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier, secured along the edges with deep ground stakes and sealed at the seams with high-grade tape.
  5. Insulation Upgrades:
    • Wrapped water supply lines with R11 fiberglass insulation.
    • Installed R30 fiberglass batted insulation in the flooring, secured with durable synthetic twine.
    • Applied R11 insulation to the main trunk wrap.
  6. Crawl Space Door Installation:
    • Constructed a sealed, treated-wood frame around the crawl space entrance with a vertically-mounted wood cover secured by a latch for easy access and enhanced security.
  7. Rodent Protection Plan:
    • Initiated a year-long rodent monitoring plan with quarterly checks for new rodent activity and additional exclusion measures as needed.
    • Provided an ongoing warranty against rodent damage to the remediated areas, contingent on maintaining an active rodent control plan.

Outcome: The project successfully revitalized the crawl space, enhancing its structural integrity, air quality, and thermal efficiency. Long-term protection measures were put in place to ensure the crawl space remains clean, dry, and rodent-free, substantially reducing the risk of future issues and damage.

Project Highlights:

  • Comprehensive approach covering cleaning, exclusion, insulation, and ongoing protection.
  • Use of high-quality materials and innovative techniques for lasting results.
  • Focus on both immediate remediation and long-term prevention of issues.

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