Case Studies

Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Cold Floors-Upperville, VA

Monday, December 4th, 2017 by Justin Dobson

Challenge

This Upperville, VA homeowner suffered from cold and drafty floors in the winter.  They didn't realize this situation was also causing their home to be humid during the summer months, too.  Comfenergy performed a full evaluation including blower door test to prove that cold air was travelling through the crawl space and up against the floors above the crawl space.

Solution

Comfenergy put together a solution that would not only solve the cold floors, but lower the humidity in the summer. This solution is called "encapsulating" the crawl space.  It is sealed tightly using dimple matting, Terra Block floor insulation, and closed cell spray foam.

Now the floor temperature is comfortable. When summer hits next year, they'll be able to control the high humidity in the home, too. 

 

Project Summary

Evaluator: Shayne Sandner

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