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West Virginia Public Radio aired a segment on the changing building sciences of crawl spaces on the April 7 edition of "West Virginia Morning" news program. Basement Systems of West Virginia initiated this media coverage so that West Virginia homeowners can be educated to make their homes healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient.
Clarksburg, WV - April 7, 2014
West Virginia Public Radio broadcast a segment on the changing sciences of crawl spaces in order to educate the public about how outdated building sciences can result in unhealthy air, uncomfortable and inefficient homes, and building materials that deteriorate long before their time.
Colin Reger, Production Manager for Basement Systems of West Virginia, and Randy Shillingburg, Director of Business Development, visited two north Central West Virginia homes with Ben Adducchio, Assistant News Director for Public Radio. The segment was featured on West Virginia Public Radio's "West Virginia Morning" news program on April 7. The homes looked very similar from the ground up, but down below they were very different. One home featured a properly encapsulated crawl space, while the second one had a typical crawl space with open foundation vents and a thin layer of plastic on part of the dirt floor.
"The difference between the air quality, temperature and humidity in the two homes was dramatically different," noted Shillingburg. "We saw signs of potential mold growth under the home with the typical crawl space, as well as insulation hanging down to the ground and sitting in standing water. This home was actually in a lot better shape than most homes we see with crawl spaces when we do our initial inspections."
For a free, no obligation inspection of your crawl space, call Basement Systems of West Virginia at 1-888-619-1300.