This Hamilton, VA homeowner was bothered by mildew odors in the home. After a full comfort and energy evaluation it was determined that the humidity level in their basement/crawl space was high enough to allow mildew to grow. Comfenergy put a prescription together to rid the basement of the mildew and make sure it would not come back.
All infected areas were first sprayed with hydrogen peroxide and other mildew cleaners/inhibitors. Then, we worked to encapsulate the basement and separate it from the outside air allowing the humidity level to get high enough to facilitate mildew growth. First a "dimple mat" was installed on the dirt floor to allow the Earth to dry beneath the encapsulation. A CleanSpace 20 mil thick vapor barrier was installed on top of the dimple mat. Clean Space has 7 layers and is thick like a pool liner so it doesn't rip or puncture. Plus, it has anti-microbial agents built in to keep it from growing mildew.
Evaluator: Shayne Sandner