Author Archives: Ben

About Ben

Owner of the company. I have been in the indoor air quality business for more than 22 years. I have pretty much seen it all. I have worked small jobs for $200.00 with just myself to jobs over $1,000,000.00 with crews of 80 or more men.

My House is new-with a sealed crawlspace and it smells

If you have a new house-congratulations. If you have a new house with a sealed crawlspace-even better.  I often work with builders that have installed …

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Dehumidifier or Supplied Air

There is a debate about the benefits of a dehumidifier in a sealed crawlspace. The traditional way of providing humidity control in a sealed crawlspace …

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Wood Rot repair

RCS often gets asked if we repair wood rot. While not part of our daily activities, we have replaced rotted beams, seals, joists, and posts. …

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Condensation in the crawlspace

This time of year, we get daily calls for moisture in the crawlspace that is caused by sweating ducts. Unless you have a sealed crawlspace, …

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Termite inspections

Most homeowners have at least a yearly termite inspection. While this is something we all should have done, I have noticed a trend with these …

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Wood Floors and excess Moisture

Many of the new homes built today have wood flooring installed on the first floor. Due to the rapidity of new construction, wood flooring sometimes does not …

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Vapor Barriers

If a sealed crawlspace is not for you, maybe a good vapor barrier should be in your future. Current building code requires a vapor barrier. …

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Mold Inhibiting Chemicals

There are several products in the big box store shelves that claim they will stop mold growth.  If you are really interested in stopping future mold growth, …

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Foam Insulation Danger

We often get asked if we use foam insulation. The simple answer is no. The reason we do not use foam insulation is that it …

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Do I have to have a sump pump if I seal my crawlspace?

The answer may be no. If there is no history of major water intrusion in your crawlspace, why would you pay hundreds of extra dollars …

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