Mold, Rodents, and Water Under Home Mitigated with Crawl Space Encapsulation

Completion date: February 14, 2017

Location: Philomath, OR

Solutions provided:

This Philomath, OR couple met us at our booth at a home show as they knew there were some issues in the crawl space. They plan to make this their “forever home” and wanted to determine how to make their home warmer in the winter. Our owner Josh Lowe met with them and investigated their crawl space. He found actively-growing mold, rodent droppings, standing water, and insulation that had fallen off the underfloor!

After being shocked at what Josh found under their home, they upgraded their goals to include “reduce mold, moisture, and rodents in the crawl space.”


Our foreman Eric and his crew encapsulated their crawl space to help meet the goals. The old, nasty insulation pieces and ripped up, messy vapor barrier were removed. Pipe was installed around the perimeter to capture water and drain it away. The SmartSump sump pump and SaniDry CX dehumidifier were installed and the crawl space was encapsulated, including spray foam on the foundation walls.

They are more comfortable in their home and don’t have to worry about any unhealthy air coming in to their home.

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