The customer has had some work done in the last year: joist repair, insulation removal, mold spray, and vapor barrier in her crawl space. She is still showing signs of moisture and mold and needs some pier work done
Encapsulation is the procedure of separating the area below your house from your living area. It involves sealing all outside vents, installing a high-performance vapor retarder on all exposed wall and floor surfaces, insulating the walls and rim joist, and conditioning the air. It is usually compared to the lining of swimming pools that helps to avoid leaks.
For this home, we installed our Clean Spaceliner, Smart Jacks, Smart Sump, and our SaniDry Sedona. The Clean space liner is used to isolate the home from the earth completely and permanently. This dramatically reduces the humidity levels in the air and when combined with our SaniDry Sedona. Which is the world's most powerful dehumidifier for its size.
The SaniDry Sedona eliminates damp, musty odors in your basement or crawlspace by drying and filtering the air! It is also a very high performance and high efficiency. Whether a dehumidifier will keep up and ensure mold won't grow in all seasonal conditions depends on how much water it will take out of the air. This depends on capacity and airflow. The SaniDry Sedona has a whopping 100 pints per day capacity and will move over 300 cubic feet of dry air per minute around your basement or crawl space. This dries the building materials, and contents of your home and makes that damp feeling go away. High Efficiency- it is important and simple it means how much water it will take out of the air for how much money in electricity it costs you to run it. The Sedona is not only Energy Star rated (most dehumidifiers are not even close) but it's the most efficient dehumidifier in the world without a large bulky heat exchange core- at over 2.9 liters of water per kilowatt-hour of electricity. This means you'll save on electricity over the years while keeping your home dry and healthy.