Photo Album: Major Air Quality Improvement in Farmingdale, NJ
These customers in Farmingdale, NJ were suffering from indoor air quality issues in their home. It got so bad that every morning they would need to go outside to get some fresh air after waking up, even in the dead of winter. They made the right move calling the Home Comfort & Energy Experts, we were able to quickly diagnose their main issue affecting the indoor air quality in their home. It was clear that their bug and rodent infested crawlspace, riddled with dirty fiberglass, and moisture coming from the ground was having the worst effect on the home. Typically, in a house, 60% of the air you breathe comes from below the home due to stack effect. This air problem paired with the fact that the ducts for the HVAC system in the crawlspace were completely unsealed and uninsulated, meant that all of the nasty moisture and other things in the air were finding their way into the duct system and then into the house. The great news for the customer was that we have a solution to this problem! First, we had to completely remove all of the old insulation that was down in the crawlspace because the fiberglass batts were contributing to the particles in the air. Then we laid down our CleanSpace Liner on the floor of the crawlspace to seal away all of the moisture coming from below. Then we installed our SilverGlo insulation on the walls and rim joist, replacing the old fiberglass insulation and now stopping any outside air from coming through the concrete blocks and creating a complete seal between the inside and the outside of the crawlspace. Now the homeowners won't have to worry about any harmful moisture or air particles coming from below or getting into their duct system.
Old Crawl Space
This is what the crawl space looked like before any work was done.
Giant gaps in duct work sucking in air from the crawlspace.
The old fiberglass insulation is falling from the rafters rendering it useless.
Some animal was using this fiberglass batt laying on the floor as their winter home!
Moisture has developed and created a harmful environment in the crawlspace.
Water seeping through base of wall into crawlspace.
Insulated Crawlspace Wall
Now the wall is sealed and insulated with SilverGlo Rigid Foam Board
The liner stretches out across the entire crawlpace, sealing away moisture.
Pillars are wrapped too because in some cases moisture can seep upwards into the pillars.
The ducts are now sealed away from any outside air or moisture that was making its way into the ducts before the crawl was sealed.