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Hello! My Name is Captain Crawl Space and welcome to my blog! I am on a mission to make homes healthier, more energy efficient, and safer. Follow me and my friends on our adventures! If you have any questions e-mail me at captaincrawlspace@thedryingco.com.

Spray Foam Insulation in Attic and Crawl Space

So, You Want to Insulate Your Home: Choosing the best Insulation Material (Part 2)

So, You Want to Insulate Your Home: Choosing the best Insulation Material (Part 2) There are four common types of insulation that are typically used in homes Fiberglass Spray Foam Cellulose Rigid Foam Board With so many different options and methods to insulate your home, it may be difficult to determine what ...
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Ask Captain Crawl Space: What You Should Know About Mold

Dear Captain Crawl Space, I hear a lot about mold and I don't understand why it is a problem in my home- what can you tell me? Bruce J. Midlothian, VA Hi Bruce, Thank you for your question. Certainly mold is a topic of interest for most homeowners as mold is everywhere, yet is ...
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Virginia Department of Health Radon Map

How much do you really know about Radon in your Area?

How much do you really know about Radon in your Area? Radon isn’t new to home owners, but how much do you really know about the risks? Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas, undetectable by human senses, a byproduct of the decay of uranium, this gas seeps through cracks and ...
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Where Can you Save the Most on your Home Energy Bills?

Where Can you Save the Most on your Home Energy Bills?   We are always looking for savings, on our grocery bill, on our clothes, and even making cleaners from household items instead of paying for them at the store. There are more ways to save at home than just making your ...
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Ask Captain Crawl Space – Crawl Space Moisture

Ask Captain Crawl Space - Crawl Space Moisture Hello Captain,  I live in Shacklefords in King & Queen County. I recently had my crawl space looked at by my pest control company and he told me I had a lot of moisture.  I immediately went online to look at ways to fix the ...
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Have a Vented Crawl? We Fix Them All!

Have a Vented Crawl? We Fix Them All! Being that we're a home performance company, we fix vented crawl spaces daily. Vented crawl spaces are very common here in Virginia, but they can also cause problems to your home. Having a vented crawl space allows warm moist air to enter the ...
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Ask Captain Crawl Space : Earth Day 2016

Hey Captain Crawl Space, Do you have any Goals for Earth Day 2016? Howard H. Virginia Beach Hi Howard, Thank you for asking about Earth Day 2016. Earth Day is always one of my favorite observances, and this year for April 22 my thought is: Wouldn’t it be great to reduce my Carbon ...
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Ask Captain Crawl Space: Old vs. New Crawl Space Thinking

Hey, Captain Crawl Space, What is the benefit of sealing the crawl space? - Mike D. from Lee Hall  Old Crawl Space Thinking: Dirt floors add moisture to the house- So, vents were added to allow moisture to escape- or at least that was the plan. Instead, reality is that in the winter, the ...
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Common Energy Saving Strategies That Just Don’t Do Much:

1) Basement Duct Sealing: Basements are actually inside the home's conditioned living space. Sealing ducts in a conditioned space only leads to 0-3% savings. On the other hand, sealing duct work in an unconditioned crawl space or attic can lead to savings between 8-15%. 2) Window Replacement: typically replacing windows can ...
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Ask Captain Crawl Space: Is dead mold harmful?

Hey Captain Crawl Space, We purchased our house in October and the home inspection report said there was light mold in our crawl space that should die out in the winter. The seller refused to do anything but we loved the house and purchased it anyway- should we be concerned? Tyler M.- ...
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