Crawl Space Encapsulation Case Studies: Replacing Contaminated Insulation with ComfortTherm® Insulation in the Crawl Space in Mantoloking, NJ
After noticing that the insulation in his crawl space was falling down and loaded with moisture, this homeowner in Mantoloking, NJ contacted our Crawl Space Division for assistance. We suspected that the humidity levels in the crawl space may be extremely high, so in order to get an accurate reading, we used our hygrometer. This device measures the humidity levels in the crawl space. Our suspicions turned out to be accurate as the humidity levels were extremely high. This was causing a lot of moisture in the crawl space and, if not taken care of, will lead to mold growth. Fortunately, no mold was found.
First, we removed all the contaminated insulation from the crawl space and dispose of it. Next, we wiped down all the joists and installed ComfortTherm® insulation. ComfortTherm® insulation provides excellent temperature and noise control, and comes with a vapor-retarder for use in hot, humid climates. To control the humidity levels, we're going to install a Sani-Dry Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier. The Sedona directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump and will control the humidity levels in the crawl space.
We cleaned out the crawl space, disinfected the beams...
... and installed ComfortTherm® insulation