Since 2002, The Drying Co. has been helping Virginia residents keep their basements dry and improve home energy efficiency. As a member of the Dr. Energy Saver network, they use a whole-house approach to assess each building's individual system and provide custom solutions. Their goal is to improve energy performance in order for their customers to enjoy a more comfortable home for less.
An energy audit is the first step in achieving a more comfortable, more energy-efficient home or business. With a custom energy assessment, The Drying Co., an authorized Dr. Energy Saver dealer, can diagnose your energy problems and recommend the improvements that will provide the most energy savings while lowering utility costs. Their energy-saving solutions can help cure the symptoms of poor energy performance, including high electric bills, cold drafts during the winter, rooms that are too hot during the summer, ice damming on the roof, and more. If you are experiencing any of these problems, The Drying Co. can help! They service: Yorktown, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Newport News, Fort Eustis, Sandston, Toano, Hampton, Quinto, Henrico, and surround areas!
The Drying Co.'s technicians are fully trained at Dr. Energy Saver headquarters in Seymour, Connecticut. As a locally-owned and operated company in Toano, Virginia, they provide personalized service and have access to training and resources from the largest energy services contractor network in the country.
They offer financing options and a variety of energy improvement services to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers. The Drying Co. is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Contact them today to schedule an estimate.
Mold needs warm temperatures, high relative humidity and organic material to grow. In our area, crawl spaces create the perfect environment for this. We did a physical wipedown of the joists with an antimicrobial killed and removed the mold growing on the wood.
Fiberglass Batts between the joists absorb moisture like a sponge. They hold moisture against the wood joists and fall and sag over time. Their paper backing and the wood floor joists are organic material that often has mold growing on them. We removed the old insulation and installed new, foam board insulation on the crawl space walls.
Previously, this crawl space had a 6-mil lightweight vapor barrier that was torn and even missing in places. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The CleanSpace vapor barrier is a heavy-duty 20-mil liner that is perfect for crawl spaces that have servicepersons working on equipment, plumbing, or electrical, or for storage. It resists rips and tears, and fastened to the walls and wrapped around piers seals the earth off from the home.
This homeowner had concerns about water entering their basement, especially during the heavy rainfall the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond have been seeing. The solution was to install a complete basement waterproofing system. CleanSpace was installed covering the below-grade portion of the basement walls to direct any water infiltration into the drainage system. The WaterGuard Drainage System was installed to collect any water entering the basement that was directed downward by the CleanSpace and direct it toward the SuperSump System. The SuperSump System is a 1/3 hp sump pump, that pumps water out of the basement and away from the home. In these photos, you can see the bottom of the stairs in the basement. The before photo shows staining on the walls and a collection of silt and sediment where the floor meets the wall. these are clear signs that water is entering the basement. Since the basement is used for storage and laundry this poses a threat to the homeowner's valuables and washer and dryer. In the after photo, you can see the dark line of cement around the perimeter of the basement where the WaterGuard system has been installed and the bright white walls that are lined with CleanSpace.
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