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"I called two companies for a bid on the job. I had seen Josh Lowe's trucks around town so I called and scheduled a meeting for a..."
I called two companies for a bid on the job. I had seen Josh Lowe's trucks around town so I called and scheduled a meeting for a bid. His bid was to do more than we knew we needed but we're so glad we met Josh and chose to use his company. We think this will be a much warmer Winter now! Eric Leach and his crew of 2 were great! They worked diligently and with professional skills. The job was completed on time and done beyond our expectations. We plan to have them back in late Spring for another job!
"The reviews on the Web and when we met Bill--he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Eric and his team did an excellent job. Eric..."
The reviews on the Web and when we met Bill--he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Eric and his team did an excellent job. Eric took the time to explain some options we had as the work progressed... Thank you for your services. Every one we spoke with on the phone were very courteous and helpful!
"More services provided. Everything we needed done could be done by your company alone. (easier than having to hire multiple..."
More services provided. Everything we needed done could be done by your company alone. (easier than having to hire multiple companies to do all the work)
"I deliver to a lot of jobs sites and never seen a crew work so hard both days they were here. The quality was way past what I had..."
I deliver to a lot of jobs sites and never seen a crew work so hard both days they were here. The quality was way past what I had expected and makes me feel like I chose the right people for the job!
"Your sale rep was very informative and knowledgeable of what was needed for our house. He gave us the options on what should be..."
Your sale rep was very informative and knowledgeable of what was needed for our house. He gave us the options on what should be done and let us decide what was best for our budget. No pressure of any kind.
"The crews did outstanding work."
The crews did outstanding work.
"I am very pleased with this company. Eric Leach has done great work."
I am very pleased with this company. Eric Leach has done great work.
"You had good reviews. But more importantly, you were one of the few companies that took the overall house performance issue..."
You had good reviews. But more importantly, you were one of the few companies that took the overall house performance issue seriously, which I think is important.
"Eric L did a great job of listening to my needs and concerns, offering options, and running the crew. They did a very good,..."
Eric L did a great job of listening to my needs and concerns, offering options, and running the crew. They did a very good, professional job and it was a pleasant experience.
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Eric has been with us since May of 2009. He holds an OSHA certification and has been certified in Mold and Moisture Management and Weatherization Measures.
Eric is also trained in window replacement.
Eric says the thing he likes most about his job is helping people to be more comfortable in their homes. In his free time Eric enjoys spending time with his children and fishing in Oregon's lakes and rivers.
These Vancouver, WA homeowners wanted to improve the air quality in their home and also decrease their heating and cooling costs. When our Energy Consultant crawled around under their home, he found a crumpled up vapor barrier, evidence of animal infestations, fiberglass batting hanging down, and gaps around the sill plate on the foundation wall.
This couple moved forward with a crawl space encapsulation. It helps dramatically improve air quality since almost 50% of the air you are breathing in a one-story home moves in to your home from the crawl space. By having the crawl space sealed and insulated so well, it will also help decrease utility costs. Two problems solved with one solution!
To be the most effective project it can be, don’t just add insulation on top of old insulation. It’s much more effective to remove the old insulation, get at the places that need air sealing with spray foam, and then insulate over this air sealed attic floor.
This Tualatin, OR attic hardly had any insulation and didn’t have leaks sealed (see BEFORE photo). After our insulating team removed the old insulation, they air sealed the leaks (see AFTER photo). They then blew in the TruSoft™ cellulose insulation.
From quite the wet mess to a space where they can store items, this Sherwood, OR crawl space went through the encapsulation transformation!
After this Salem, OR homeowner had the old insulation in their crawl space removed by another company, he needed it re-insulated and called our company to get a proposal. With the moisture issues under this home, and the mold growth that had already started (see BEFORE photo), the owner chose to seal the crawl space with encapsulation (AFTER photo).
This attic in a South Salem, OR home was woefully under-insulated. There was some old insulation (see BEFORE photo), but not enough to actually do much.
Our insulation crew removed the old insulation, sealed up places where air was leaking in from the home (that is typical for most homes), and then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation (see AFTER photo).
The crawl space under this SE Salem, OR home was a gigantic mess! Fiberglass insulation was either hanging down or on the ground rather than tucked onto the underfloor (see BEFORE photo). Rodents were living in the space (they love fiberglass to make nests). Plus, the high humidity level under the home was causing mold to grow!
To make their home more energy-efficient, and also so they wouldn’t be breathing in mold spores, this family chose to seal their crawl space with crawl space encapsulation.
The old, nasty, insulation and vapor barrier were removed by our crawl space crew and then the mold issue was treated with Mold-X to neutralize it and stop the growth. They then installed the special encapsulation vapor barrier material, spray foamed the foundation walls, and installed the Sedona dehumidifier and the SmartSump sump pump.
All of these items together, rather than just replacing the insulation with more fiberglass, makes this home more comfortable and healthier for this family.
Your crawl space’s relative humidity should be 60% at the MOST. The hygrometer reading taken by our salesperson in this crawl space was at 79.8% percent, and at that humidity, mold already started to grow!
Besides neutralizing the mold and encapsulating this crawl space, our insulation team installed a Sedona dehumidifier to help dry the air and keep it under that magic 60% relative humidity number. It also filters the air down to two microns.
When our Energy Consultant investigated under this Albany, OR home, there were clearly water issues. Plus, the mold growth had already started. Mold lives and thrives when the relative humidity is between 70 to 99%.
Crawl space encapsulation was the best and more permanent solution for this couple, so they moved forward with it. Making the air they breathed in their home healthier for them was a concern.
This Albany, OR homeowner needed their attic insulated quickly. The BEFORE photo shows the fiberglass batting just shoved in to the attic. See those gaps? Air easily leaks in from the home below and escapes in to the attic.
The AFTER photo shows the attic with the blown-in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation blown to the R-49 level.
This Halsey area homeowner had musty smells in her home and called us for an appointment. When our Energy Consultant crawled under her home, he found mold growing! Besides being able to see the white mold growing on the wood in this Before photo, you can also see the tunnel some critter made by pushing aside the grey insulation.
She chose to encapsulate under her home (see After photo) to prevent mold from growing again. She also had us install the SaniDry CX air handling system, the SmartSump sump pump, and a full drainage system.
This BEFORE photos shows the attic deck floor and ductwork. What you can’t see is: how inefficient the fiberglass batting is, how the ducts were leaking, and how there were air gaps along the edges that were causing air to be sucked up from the home and into the attic!
Fiberglass, although still be used, is not the best insulation material. Building standards back when this home was built in 1926 didn’t include sealing up all the leaks. To solve many issues, the homeowner chose closed-cell spray foam insulation (see AFTER photo).
No wonder these Eugene, OR homeowners were not comfortable inside their home-what was underneath was a mess! It was very moist, mold was growing, insulation was missing in places, and mice were living under there.
Since about half the air they were breathing in their home was coming from that crawl space, the owners chose to encapsulate their crawl space. This seals the house from the ground, handles water issues (they needed two sump pumps), and makes it much harder for critters to live under there.
To help make their home more comfortable and energy-efficient, this Eugene, OR couple chose closed-cell spray foam (AFTER photo) to replace the inefficient fiberglass batting insulation (BEFORE photo) that was in their attic. This spray foam seals air leaks and makes a nice impenetrable “blanket” in their attic. It also deters rodents as they cannot nest in it like they prefer to do in fiberglass.
This homeowner called us to investigate the attic as the home got cold quickly when the temperature dropped. She was tired of being cold all winter.
This BEFORE photos shows pieces of fiberglass insulation here and there; it was definitely not doing much to keep the air she was paying to heat inside her house.
Our expert insulation crew removed all the old insulation, sealed the air leakage areas (another reason air was escaping from her home into the attic), made a special cover for the attic access point, and blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the higher R-60 level (see AFTER photo). All of these solutions added up to making this home much more comfortable in the winter.
This homeowner found us on Home Advisor and called to get our ideas for making their south Eugene home warmer in winter. Our Energy Consultant climbed into the attic and determined that the attic was the main culprit—it had some insulation (see BEFORE photo) but not enough to keep in the heat in the winter.
Our attic insulation crew removed the old insulation, and then sealed up the leaks (called air sealing). They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose to the higher R-60 insulation level. (see AFTER photo)
This owner was working on preparing his Eugene, OR rental for sale and knew there were big issues under the home (see BEFORE photo). The insulation was hanging down and this would clearly be an issue for a potential buyer.
He chose to replace the insulation with 3 inches of closed-cell spray foam as this would be a good selling point. Spray foam will not sag over time as fiberglass does, and it seals up holes.
This home's attic did not have enough insulation to keep in the warm air, so the homeowner was cold in the winter. This comes from all the cracks where air was leaking out of the attic plus the inadequate level of insulation. Even though there was some attic insulation (see the Before photo), there were too many places where it was inadequate. Warm air likes to find its way out, and this attic gave it ample places to escape. Our Insulation Crew sealed the air leaks and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-49 level (see After photo) that is recommended as the minimum level to be effective.
This above-a-converted-garage attic was insulated with TruSoft™ blown-in cellulose to the higher R-60 level to help make the room below more comfortable and energy efficient.
Can lights are recessed light fixtures inside your home that are flush with the ceiling. Can lights are notorious for leaking air from your home (that you paid to heat or to cool) into the attic. Before we installed the blown-in cellulose insulation in this Winchester, OR attic, the old insulation was removed, and then each can light was covered with a special can light cover and air-sealed to the attic deck.
This Toldeo, OR homeowner needed better insulation in the attic to get the house up to code to help sell the house. Our Energy Consultant found old, inefficient fiberglass in the attic (see BEFORE photo). In some areas, it wasn't even rolled out!
Our insulation crew blew in TruSoft cellulose to the R-49 level to meet code for attic insulation. (see AFTER photo) The house was then put on the market.
The insulation in the attic of this coastal Oregon home was old and quite inadequate—it was almost like having nothing up there at all!
Our insulation crew removed the old insulation so critters did not have a place to nest. (Rats and mice love to live in fiberglass.) They then blew in TruSoft cellulose. This creates a warm blanket in the attic to keep in the air the homeowner is paying to heat, plus animals do not like to nest in blown-in cellulose.
This Florence, OR homeowner was getting ready to list her home for sale and needed some items in the crawl space handled. Insulation that had fallen down was removed, and places missing insulation were re-stuffed with fiberglass batts. The old vapor barrier was removed and a new 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier was installed. Vent screens were repaired or replaced where critters had wiggled their way in.