For houses without basements, the crawlspace takes its place as a top priority area for weatherization. Crawlspaces often have issues with moisture, which down the road leads to mold and wood rotting problems. Furthermore, this moisture can find its way into the house, causing indoor air quality problems as well as raising cooling and heating bills. HVAC duct work is often located in the crawlspace, and can further add to air quality problems if its leaky, which will suck the dust and damp air from the crawlspace into the HVAC unit, and into your home.
The pictures at the bottom and top respectively show a crawlspace before and after it has undergone EDGE weatherization treatment. Our trained weatherization specialists will lay down a vapor barrier on the floor of your crawlspace, which will put an end to the moisture issues. Any penetrations up to the living space are air-sealed using spray-foam, and insulation is properly installed (or re-installed) on the above floor. If any HVAC duct work is present, we will properly seal and insulate it. Depending on the configuration, we will also decide whether to keep it vented or close off the vents, and install insulation on the walls. Immediately, you will see your moisture problems cease, your comfort increasing, and your heating and cooling bills begin to shrink.
EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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