Healthy Basement Systems Case Studies: Mice Removed and Crawl Space Encapsulated in Long Beach, NY

Friday, October 6th, 2017 by Gabriel Ryan

Challenge

The client purchased the house only a few months ago, then discovered that he had a mouse infestation in the home's crawl space.   Crawl spaces are damp and unhealthy; mold thrives, and insects and critters of all kinds love wet materials.

Solution

To prevent any more mice from getting in, we sprayed insulating spray foam around the perimeter of the crawl space, above the foundation line and in every joist bay, sealing all gaps.

We then removed all the moldy drop ceilings where mice could hide, and thoroughly cleaned up all mold with CleanStart Plus.

To encapsulate the crawl space, we installed CleanSpace Drainage Matting on the floor, then CleanSpace SilverGlo insulation on the walls, which reflects heat back into the space for energy savings.  Finally, we installed CleanSpace Pier Wraps around all the piers.

To drain any water in future, we installed a SmartSump pump.  We also installed our patented SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, which keeps humidity at a set level, eliminates odors, keeps the crawpl space completely dry and without humidity.  It never needs to be emptied, just serviced once a year.

The new homeowner was thrilled with their newly clean, dry crawl space, sans mice!

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