Crawlspace Repair, Total Home Performance, Easton, MD

An unconditioned crawl space can be one of the biggest detriments to your home’s comfort as well as its indoor air quality. Vented crawl spaces are subject to seasonal temperature changes that have lasting effects on the indoor atmosphere of your home. During the summer months on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as hot, humid air passes through vents into a cooler, less humid crawl space, condensation forms. This moisture leads to standing water, damage to insulation, an ideal pest habitat, and conditions that promote mildew and mold growth.

The Goal: A Cool & Dry Crawl Space

A controlled and sealed crawl space reduces energy consumption, improves indoor air quality, and safeguards your health. Rather than employing vents, which make your crawl space susceptible to high and low temperature swings, a sealed crawl space maintains a temperature relative to the ground and home with significantly less humidity. Treating your crawl space like a miniature basement will alleviate many long-term problems.

Five Steps to a Well-Controlled Crawl Space

  1. Inspection for standing water, mold or pest issues and removal of old insulation.

  2. Sealing vents, gaps, and holes and insulating walls with spray foam.

  3. Installing a sump pump and drainage to prevent standing water and moisture intrusion.

  4. Installing a crawl space vapor barrier.

  5. Using a crawl space dehumidifier to further control moisture and improve indoor air quality.

The most effective way to control moisture and air quality in your crawl space is with crawl space encapsulation. First, the space is sealed, which includes sealing vents, gaps and holes around plumbing and ductwork that let in uncontrolled outside air. Encapsulation then includes covering the floor (in most cases) and walls of the crawl space with a vapor barrier for complete control of the entire area.

Once your crawl space is encapsulated, a crawl space dehumidifier is key to keeping the humidity in the space at a consistent, healthy level year round. Your encapsulated crawl space stops unwanted moisture and odors from entering your living space and keeps the heated or cooled air from escaping for increased energy efficiency and lower utility bills.

Total Home Performance: Maryland’s Eastern Shore Crawl Space Experts

At Total Home Performance, our certified specialists will make sure your crawl space is taken care of with complete top to bottom repair. Not only will this help to make sure your home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is more comfortable, but it’ll also improve its energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

If you have concerns or questions about your crawl space, contact us or call (410) 822-1390 to schedule a consultation today.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawlspace Encapsulation, Total Home Performance, Easton, MD

As its name implies, encapsulation contains your crawl space within your home’s thermal envelope, conditioning the air inside it and keeping unwanted outside air from entering. Many crawl spaces house ductwork and plumbing which should be protected from varying outdoor temperatures. Encapsulation provides a consistent atmosphere for ductwork while making your crawl space a safe and energy efficient portion of your home.

Sump Pumps

A sump pump helps keep your home dry by automatically pumping and channeling water away from the foundation. If the sump pump fails, your crawl space or basement can flood, causing expensive damage to your home and valuables. It's important to have a reliable sump pump that can help you protect your home in even the wettest weather.

Crawl Space Drainage

Crawl Space Drainage, Total Home Performance, Easton, MD

Many homes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland suffer from water in the crawl space due to the high water table and groundwater intrusion in the area. For these homes, the only way to maintain a clean, dry crawl space is to implement a drainage system.

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

  • The contractor was thorough, professional and impressive in the presentation and completion of the work completed at our home. Their work crew was extremely neat, efficient and timely in getting the work done. I highly recommend Total Home Performance, L.L.C.

    John Davis
  • Total Home Performance did an outstanding job. The work was completed as promised (time/price/quality).

    Joseph Holt
  • Entirely Satisfactory - Derek Dombrosky is an extremely capable young man.

    Elden and Barbara Hartshorn
  • Over all the THP experience was complete thorough and very professional. The equipment utilized was first rate and the work was excellent.

    William Gilmore
  • Total Home Performance is a yong company that is dedicated to doing outstanding work. Following the energy audit, Derek made an excellent presentation to us regarding our problems and their proposed solutions.

    Bill Leasure
  • Excellent staff. Professional work. Worked well with my schedule.

    Dean Hinton
  • Total Performance LLC was a very professional, hard working group. Since we are a total electric house with three heat pumps and a crawl space, we are looking forward to a lower power bill this winter.

    Ed Bishop
  • Total Home Performance was an excellent contractor. They were very knowledgeable and recommended solutions which were very helpful in improving the livability and energy efficiency in my home.

    Peter Kennedy
  • Contractor was on time, neat, had very good workers, and cleaned up after finished. Very satisfied.

    Patrick
  • The owner of the company Derek, came to our home soon after we contacted the company for an audit. He seemed to do a very thorough evaluation in all parts of the house.

    Joyce M. Fitzpatrick
  • We had our home sealed and our crawl space too and as the winter months are here---we feel the difference already.

    Tim Nowak
  • Addressed a number of issues we had with an old "ballon frame" house. Updated crawlspace and insulated attic.

    Gary
  • The work was done effeciently and I could feel the difference in the in the heat/air right away. I am very happy with the work that was done.

    Judy
  • Designated work completed as scheduled. Workers were courteous and completed work in above average manner.

    Larry Fry
  • I was amazed at the immediate impact of house sealing on the level of comfort. I have to wait until next winter to see if the savings are as expected. The contractors crew were very professional and very careful.

    B J Latka
  • We were very pleased with Total Home Performance and the energy audit experience. All the employees were very professional, they showed up on time to perform the audit, which took about two hours, as they indicated.

    ocjacobs
  • Very capable personnel, respectful of our home, pleasant, able to answer question intelligently, thorough.

    John Bayliss
  • Company was outstanding.

    Dr Bill Plack
  • This is the second time the contractor has done work for us and each time it was a delight doing business with him.

    The Danns
  • We are delighted with the work that Total Home Performance performed in our home. The workers and the type of work they did were professional. They updated us on the status of work. We would definitely utilize them in the future if the need arises.

    David Turner
  • Total home performance did a great job sealing, removing decking in attic and installing new insulation and attic tent. They cleaned everything left no mess. Wife was very happy when she got home.

    Jimmy
  • Everyone was very nice and explained the reason for every improvement they suggested. There were several issues with having my information submitted for my rebates from my electric company, but they were eventually resolved.

    Crystal D.
  • Professional and friendly people provided excellent service.

    David Gibson
  • The company was dependable in terms of doing what they said they would, when they said they would. They seemed to be very knowledgeable. They resolved several of the issues that their audit indicated were problems.

    Karen
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    BJD
  • Everthing done well – sales, energy audit, installation, paperwork.

    Roger Crow
  • Total Home Performance has been very easy to deal with and I found them very efficient.

    Julie Libby
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional ala carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Deb Rich
  • All went well. Very polite and professional. Finished work in timely manner. Hope it helps improve our heating costs!

    Bonnie Greer
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Chuck and Ruth Barbour
  • My experience with the Maryland Home Performance program was very good for the following reasons. 1. The use of a certified contractor in energy efficient methods. 2. Having a certified contractor company that employs a crew that does good work.

    Sidney Schneider
  • Contractor was professional and completed all tasks as agreed. Program was helpful. We hope to realize energy savings over the coming years.

    Bruce Thomas
  • The contractors were kind, courteous and respectful of our home.

    Ed Watkins
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Carol
  • Work was completed on time and the workers went above and beyond. Great company to work with kept us informed the whole process

    Richard Covert
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    Maryland Local
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Maryland Local
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Maryland Local
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional a-la carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Maryland Local

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