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Solar Attic Fan Installation – potential tax credit

By Michael Church | September 26, 2015

Installing a solar attic fan is a great way to keep your attic cool in the summer. When your attic is properly insulated it moves hot air out and cool air from the outside in to make your home more comfortable. Installing a solar attic fan has many benefits and getting a potential 30% tax credit is just one of them.

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Buying a Home – Wet Crawl Space

By Michael Church | September 25, 2015

Wait, there’s a problem with the crawl space. The home inspector sees moisture in the crawl space. The inspector notices the HVAC air ducts are wet and dripping water onto the moisture barrier. He doesn’t see standing water in the crawl space but it is a little humid. There is adequate ventilation so why is there high humidity? In fact, there are several crawl space vent fans running at full force. He sees something on the wood but he can’t say if it is mold so he recommends you have an environmental company take a look.

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10 Bad Crawl Space Repairs

By Michael Church | September 24, 2015

When considering crawl space repair make sure you understand that you can make things worse if you do repairs out of order or incorrectly. DIY crawl space repair is a great way to save money when it is done correctly. The cost to repair a crawl space can be minimal when compared to the cost to correct a bad crawl space repair job.

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Crawl Space – Foam Board Insulation

By Michael Church | September 23, 2015

In this video, Michael Church shows how to insulate a closed crawl space using foam board insulation. There are several ways to insulate a crawl space encapsulation system.

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How to Air Seal Return Air Duct

By Michael Church | September 22, 2015

The return air duct is often over looked for indoor air quality but when properly air sealed with spray foam insulation and mastic, it will make your HVAC system work better.
The return grille and the air filter may hide how badly your cold air return needs to be air sealed.

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Should I Encapsulate my Crawl Space?

By Michael Church | September 21, 2015

If you are struggling with whether to invest the money in a crawl space encapsulation system, please read this article.
Crawl Space Encapsulation has become very popular, especially in the south. Most of the crawl space repairs we perform in and around Knoxville, TN involves at the minimum sealing the crawl space to control humidity. There are many layers of crawl space encapsulation so finding the right fit for your budget is important and can also be confusing.

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Sump Pump Maintenance

By Michael Church | July 21, 2015

Is Sump Pump Maintenance Important? Wet basements are common and sump pump maintenance is vital to keeping your basement dry. In fact, over 60% of crawl space and basements have a water seepage problem according to The American Society of Home Inspectors. A sump pump is a very effective way to prevent water damage when they are…

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Crawl Space Waterproofing Tips

By Michael Church | July 14, 2015

In this video, Michael explains why your crawlspace is wet and flooding. Seepage in the foundation can cause a wet crawl space or basement. Whether you choose interior waterproofing or exterior waterproofing and foundation repair, make sure you choose a permanent solution that fits your budget.

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