Stagnant Crawl Space in Mason, MI
Two inches of standing water, mold-riddled insulation, and warping support beams - this crawl space needs to be encapsulated badly.
Standing Water in Mason Crawl Space
Water in a crawl space is a hazard for many reasons: 1) It allows mold to grow 2) It's gross (do you want to walk through that?) 3) Ambient moisture warps and destroys wood (like...the support beams)
Mold and Muck in Mason Crawl Space
The standing water in this crawl space led to mold and mildew taking over. Yum.
Mold Snacks on Insulation in Crawl Space
Fun fact: Mold loves fiberglass insulation. LOVES it. More than I love potatoes. Here, the mold chows down on the insulation, which makes it both ineffective and also continues to feed the mold and allow it to send spores out on fact finding missions (in your lungs).
Mold Overtakes Insulation
Mold, much like humans, needs food and water to survive. In the absence of those two things, it goes dormant. Note that the visible mold presence stops right at the edge of the insulation - that's because mold can't eat plastic. (Guess what CleanSpace is.)
Ty Supervises CleanSpace Installation
One of our field supervisors, Ty, drops in to oversee the CleanSpace installation and be creepy with a flashlight.
Drainage Matting Allows Water Movement
By laying down drainage matting between the CleanSpace and the crawl space floor, we add another layer of protection to the crawl space. The matting prevents water from 'sticking' to the CleanSpace and encourages it to drain.
Super Sump Pump Efficiently Drains Water
Instead of just protecting the crawl space from water, the Super Sump will actively remove the water from the space. The less standing water, the better.
SilverGlo Insulation is the Proper Choice for Crawl Spaces
As much as mold loves fiberglass insulation, it hates SilverGlo. That's because SilverGlo is inorganic and water resistant, so it gives mold nothing to feed on. It would be like going to your kitchen and trying to eat a Tupperware lid. Don't do that though.
Dry, Energy Efficient Crawl Space Thanks to CleanSpace
With clean space, a sump pump, and SilverGlo insulation panels in place, this once heinous crawl space is no longer a headache.