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Low Crawl Space Vent Solutions

By Pedro Mendoza | July 17, 2019

Today’s Blog comes thanks to a question from Will From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. What happens when a crawl space vent is lower than the dirt outside? lets discuss down below!   Low Crawl Space Vent Draw Backs Debris going into the crawl space Unwanted dirt slowly moving into the crawl space water intrusion via the…

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How to protect vapor barrier from gravel

By Pedro Mendoza | July 10, 2019

Today’s question comes from  Philip in Annabel, Missouri. He wants to know if he’s got gravel on the ground, what kind of a underlayment do we recommend And also he’s wondering why he could possibly have mold in a house that does not have any standing water.   Crawl Space Underlayment Underlayment can be useful…

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Does Soda Blasting Kill Mold?

By Pedro Mendoza | June 26, 2019

We’ve got a great question from Dmitri in Kentucky, and he wants to know what’s the proper way to soda blast a crawl space. He’s getting some information from his contractor that he doesn’t feel comfortable with.   Crawl Space Soda Blasting Is soda blasting good enough to kill the mold or should you apply…

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Best Way To Attach Foam Board and Vapor Barrier to Foundation

By Kayla Wilson | June 19, 2019

We’ve got another question from Chuck down in Georgia, and he was wanting to know what method we recommend to adhere foam board and vapor barrier to your block walls. Crawl Space Foam Board and Vapor Barrier Typically what we use is a fastener with our Hilti guns. You can also use a Christmas tree…

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Best Way to Install Crawl Space Perimeter Drain Products

By Kayla Wilson | June 12, 2019

We got a question from Chuck down in Georgia, and he was wanting to know if can he use his natural trench, dirt trench that’s in the crawl space to direct water to a sump pump, and he had a couple of other questions too. Natural Trench In Crawl Space Okay Chuck, we see that…

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Sump Pump Battery Back up | Pump Sentry

By Pedro Mendoza | June 5, 2019

A recent question that we received was regarding a battery backup for your sump pump, is it really needed? Well if you live in East Tennessee and happen to have LCUB as your electric provider you have a scary mix. Historic rainfall and a dodgy power grid can leave you with a potential mixed bag…

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Basement Waterproofing Solutions for DIY

By Kayla Wilson | May 29, 2019

If you have a basement, or like we do at our building here in Knoxville where we’ve got water intrusion coming through the cinder block walls, you likely need to do some interior waterproofing. We wanted to go over some things you can do as a homeowner to fix your own basement or to give…

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How to Insulate Under a Sunroom?

By Pedro Mendoza | May 22, 2019

We received a question from Wade in Virginia. And he has a sunroom that does not have a crawl space around it, and he’s wanting to know the best way to insulate it. What to know before starting Wade sent in a picture of his sunroom, from the photo we where able to see  that…

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