Proudly Serving OR & Southwest WA Including - Eugene, Salem, Hillsboro, Portland, Vancouver,
Lake Oswego & Nearby
Greg has been with us since March of 2009 as an Energy Crew Foreman and trainer. He has over 28 years in the mobile home construction field. He is a certified Lead Renovator and certified in Mold & Moisture Management, Intro to Weatherization Measures, OSHA and Intro to Building Science.
Greg is also trained for the installation of window replacement.
Greg loves working outside and spending time with family.
Water issues under this church prompted the reverend to contact our company to find out how to remedy it. Besides a lot of water, there was mold growing under this church; folks were breathing this in since about 50% of the air on the first floor comes from the crawl space!
To solve all issues, the church council chose to have the crawl space encapsulated. To move out water, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier plus two UltraSump sump pumps were also installed.
The smell inside is now much better!
This couple recently moved in to their house near Camas, WA and are very cold in it; it has high ceilings and wooden floors.
Our energy consultant found little to no insulation in the attic! (see BEFORE photo) Without a blanket of insulation in your attic, you can’t keep in the air you are paying to heat.
Our trained insulation crew blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the higher R-60 insulating level. They are now much more comfortable in their new home.
This attic in a Gresham, OR house had what we call a “mouse party.” Rodents love to live in that pink fiberglass. Our crew sucked out all the old, dirty insulation, did air sealing of the leaky areas, and blew in TruSoft™ cellulose. Since the cellulose is treated with borate, it deters critters since they do not like to live or nest in it.
The couple in this SW Portland, OR home has lived there a few years and experiencing cold floors in the winter. They chose our company to encapsulate the crawl space with the drainage matting and our heaviest 20-mil liner on top. Foundation walls were sealed with spray foam. They also chose to install the SmartSump sump pump system and the SaniDry dehumidifier under the house.
This encapsulation system has made their floors warmer in the winter!
The cover over the access to this crawl space wasn’t doing much to prevent critters from entering, so our crew installed a new crawl space door.
The ductwork under this building in Aumsville, OR was missing a lot of insulation, plus there were gaps in the joints, so a LOT of heated air was never even making it in to the building. For a more permanent solution, they chose to spray foam the ductwork to encapsulate them.
Since this Hillsboro, OR home was experiencing an extensive remodel (BEFORE photo), the owner took advantage of it and chose our company to fill the open wall cavities with closed-cell spray foam (AFTER photo). It is a much better and long-term solution over fiberglass batting: it is more insulating, helps with sound-dampening, and won’t sag like batting does.
Because their mobile home was drafty, these homeowners suspected they had insulation problems under the house. Boy were they right! Half of the insulation was hanging down (see Before photo), so no wonder they felt drafts inside their home.
There are different options for insulating under a mobile home—re-do the bag that the insulation is blown into (sort of looks like a big belly), stuff underneath between the beams with fiberglass batting, or spray foam the underneath of the mobile home. These folks chose the batting (see After photo) which was then held in place with twine. Their home is back to being comfortable and not drafty!
Closed-cell spray foam is a great solution to prevent condensation on the walls and ceiling of a metal building. This BEFORE photo shows the building just as our crew was preparing the building—they covered the floor in plastic sheeting and taped off beams and other areas with painter’s tape. The AFTER photo shows the metal parts of the building spray foamed. Now the warmer air inside cannot condensate and drip--it cannot reach the metal walls and ceiling.
This Springfield, OR homeowner was looking for a "dependable, honest, and reliable" contractor to help evaluate the issues under their home. One contractor told her there weren't any issues, but she had cold floors. The BEFORE photo shows what our Energy Consultant found when he suited up and crawled under the home. The old, ineffective fiberglass was hanging down and not doing much insulating.
Our crew removed the old fiberglass and spray foamed the underfloor with closed-cell spray foam. She told us her home is now much warmer in the winter!
Tired of having to use portable (and expensive to run!) heaters in the winter, this Albany, OR couple chose to seal their crawl space from the elements with crawl space encapsulation.
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.
The Eugene-area client already had our company insulate their attic and they were ready to have the crawl space encapsulated so chose us for that work as well. The BEFORE photos shows the old-inefficient insulation falling down. The AFTER photo shows the encapsulated crawl space. Their goal was to make their house cheaper to heat and cool. By insulating and sealing both the attic and the under floor, this goal was accomplished!
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.
This Eugene-area resident called us as she needed some insulation under her home replaced. When our Energy Consultant was investigating, he also discovered her duct work in the attic was not insulated and was leaky. Some of the hot air she was paying to heat was not reaching her in her home! (see BEFORE photo)
Since she has a lot of animals, the better option of coating each duct with spray foam was not possible. Having to remove all her animals for a few hours, including the arthritic cat, was going to be a lot of work! Instead, our crew sealed all the connection points on the ducts with mastic and then wrapped each duct with vinyl-backed ducting insulation. (see AFTER photo)
The homeowner was thankful for our work and for our care regarding her animals.
The insulation under this rental home in the River Road area of Eugene, OR was needing a better solution for the insulation under the home. Animals had been getting in under it and tearing down the fiberglass (see Before photo). When our Energy Consultant suited up and crawled under the home, he found a lot of raccoon droppings besides all the torn down insulation!
The owner chose to have the underfloor spray foamed as a longer-term solution to making this home more energy efficient for renters (see AFTER photo). This seals up air leaks from under the home (about 50% of the air you breathe in the bottom level of your home comes from your crawl space), is a fabulous insulation material, and the raccoon will not be able to nest in it.
This Eugene, OR couple knew the crawl space under their home was a mess (BEFORE photo). They found us online, met with our Energy Consultant, and chose to move forward with the crawl space encapsulation (AFTER photo) to seal the crawl space.
Since the natural airflow in a house goes from the crawl space on upwards, they had been breathing in air from the mess under the home. Encapsulating their crawl and adding a dehumidifier now gives them a conditioned space with the correct humidity so mold cannot easily grow and there is no water for critters. It also helps keep the home more comfortable and makes the air they now breathe in their home healthier.
This Eugene, OR couple called us to evaluate their home since the house has been cold, especially one of the bedrooms. Our Energy Consultant Dan Davis discovered the ductwork was leaking and had no insulation. Greg and Felix from our Energy Crew encapsulated the ductwork—register boots, trunk line, and branch lines—with closed cell spray foam. This couple, and their new baby, are now much warmer!
Besides helping make this homeowner more comfortable, the spray foam on the underfloor in the crawl space helps to deter rodents. They love to use fiberglass as nesting material, so instead of re-insulating with more fiberglass, he chose the better and longer-term solution of closed-cell spray foam.
The couple that owns this Corvallis, OR home knew there were insulation issues under their home. When our Energy Consultant crawled under to investigate and take photos to show the homeowner, besides all the insulation sagging and falling down (see BEFORE photo), there was a large rodent infestation!
They moved forward with a crawl space encapsulation to address the insulation issues, the rodent infestation, and the high humidity level.
These Dallas, Oregon homeowners understood how leaky their home was with all the recessed ceiling lights inside their house (see BEFORE photo). Air they were paying to heat/cool was leaking in to the attic around each of their many recessed lights.
To help greatly reduce the leakage, our insulation crew covered each can light with a fire-resistant cover (see AFTER photo). They then held each in place with foam that also sealed the bottom to the attic deck. These covers then allowed our crew to blow in cellulose over the light covers--without these covers, there would need to be a few feet of space around each light, which would reduce the effectiveness of the insulation.
This couple did research online for closed-cell spray foam companies and called us for an appointment. Their goals were to make their floors warmer in the winter and improve air quality in their home. About 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor comes in through the crawl space, so if a crawl space area is moldy or moist, or full of rodent feces, that comes in to the home.
This home definitely needed work as the underfloor insulation was ripped and hanging down (see BEFORE photo).
They chose us to install an average of three inches of closed-cell spray foam on the underfloor plus to seal the ductwork (see AFTER photo).
This attic in Noti, OR needed its ductwork insulated, and it’s best to do this before the attic got insulated with TruSoft™ blown in cellulose. Our crew used close-cell spray foam—it insulates well and fills in any gaps and cracks where the conditioned air can leak out.
The attic in new-to-this-family home in Roseburg, OR was only partially insulated when they moved in. To help them make their home more comfortable to live in, our expert insulation crew first removed all the old insulation you see in the BEFORE photo.
Before blowing in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the higher R-60 value, the crew sealed all the air leak areas to help prevent air from the home escaping in to the attic. With this nice insulation “blanket” in the attic, their new home is much more comfortable to live in!
This homeowner called Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver to investigate the attic as the home was not comfortable in winter or summer.
Our crew removes all the old pink fiberglass insulation for two reasons:
1) If you add insulation on top of the old stuff, it just gives critters a nice warm blanket on top of them—they will still live in your attic.
2) Without removing the old insulation, you cannot get at the areas that need to be sealed up before new insulation is blown on top. An amazing number of houses are leaky; air they were paying to heat or cool was just leaking out into the attic because of the stack effect.
Our insulation crew then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation that is treated with borate to deter critters from nesting in it.