Crawl Space Repair Case Studies: Lowered Electric Bill in Savannah, GA With Crawl Space Encapsulation

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by Michael Connolly


Mike and Michele F. of Savannah, GA had recently purchased their “forever home”. The home was built in 1947, over the years a few additions were added. Mike and Michele had a moisture problem under the home and wanted to address it. They also wanted to lower their electric bill.


Mike called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled an inspection of the crawl space. The Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector noted debris, high relative humidity, and a failing vapor barrier system left behind from another contractor.

Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to reduce the moisture and the humidity under the home by removing the debris and installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System. After the debris was removed, 2,600 square feet of Drainage Matting was installed to cover the earth. On top of the matting, 2,600 square feet of CleanSpace liner was installed. The liner was also used to wrap the piers in the crawl space. SilverGlo -- graphite-infused expanded polystyrene foam insulation panels -- were installed around the foundation wall to increase thermal insulation. The project required 26 panels measuring 4 feet by 8 feet, cut to size. The crawl space vents were also sealed.

An EverLast CrawlSpace Door replaced the old wooden crawl access door. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed in the crawl space with a condensate pump, sending collected moisture to a SmartDrain where the water could be returned to the earth.

A remote hygrometer was added at the request of the homeowners.

The project took four days to complete and was a success.


Project Summary

CleanSpace Liner: 2,614 square feet

Smart Drain: 1

Condensate Pump: 1

EverLast Crawl Space Door: 3

SilverGlo: 26 square feet

SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier: 2

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