Our client Dan had lived in his home for 20 years. It was a great place to live and raise a family, but there was one problem. He had noticed that the floors on the main level were getting progressively colder over the years. As someone who lives in the Midwest, he knew that the harsh winters here were nothing to mess around with. With these low temperatures, he was rightfully worried about freezing pipes in his home. Eventually, with another cold winter season looming on the horizon, he knew it was time to take action. That’s when he contacted the professionals at Alliance Restoration.
Upon inspection, we knew what the best solution would be for Dan’s problems. We suggested that he remove the existing insulation in his crawl space and seal the vents as part of a full encapsulation project. We knew that if we could seal off the crawl space from the harsh outdoor conditions, he would no longer need to worry about frozen pipes or cold floors in his home. After discussing the details of the project with him, we got to work.
Our crew removed and disposed of the old insulation in his crawl space and replaced it with spray foam insulation in the rim joist areas. We find that this is a much more effective and long-lasting approach to insulating a crawl space. When we removed the original insulation though, we stumbled upon an unexpected foundation crack. We repaired this crack with no trouble, leveled out his crawl space floor, and installed WhiteCap vapor barrier liners to the floors and walls. With his crawl space completely sealed off, Dan could finally rest easy knowing that he would no longer need to worry about cold floors or freezing temperatures underneath his home. And as an added bonus, he had a crack repaired that he did not even know was there!
“Alliance did a great job. We could not be happier with the way it looks and am so thankful for the discovery of a crack and their ability to repair it onsite. The floors are already warmer, and I am confident that as the weather gets colder, we will notice and even bigger difference. Thank you for helping us with our problem.”
Dan W. – Huntley, IL