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Crawl space encapsulation in Duluth, MN

Crawl space encapsulation in Duluth, MN

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We had a customer call in about a home he had just purchased with no insulation in the crawl space. We had set the appointment for him, promising him a free written estimate provided by one of our specialist. We finished with a happy customer. He now has a clean crawl space, his home is comfortable, free from cold drafts, little critters, and the smell of mold.

Rim Joist SilverGlo™ Insulation in Duluth, MN

Rim Joist SilverGlo™ Insulation in Duluth, MN

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A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding home insulation. During the winter months, the home remained cold and drafty due to poor insulation. In need of a solution, the homeowner had a Design Specialist visit, and it was concluded that the rim joist area of the home would need to have SilverGlo™ installed for proper home insulation. This product is ideal for keeping your home warm and energy efficient during the harsh winter season. The product can be seen installed in this gallery!

Rim Joist Spray Foam Installation in Duluth, MN

Rim Joist Spray Foam Installation in Duluth, MN

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A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding the insulation services we provide and was wanting a Design Specialist to come out and inspect their basement. The specialist recommended that the rim joists in the basement had spray foam installed, and our crew did just that. The spray foam will help ensure a more comfortable and energy-saving home environment.

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Don’t deal with an uncomfortable home any longer. Our experts can help you improve your home’s comfort while lowering your energy bills at the same time.

Insulating Your Duluth Home

The right insulation in the right areas of your home can make all the difference. We are here to help you properly insulate your home with quality work that will last the years you live in your home.

Types of Insulation
  • Blown-in Cellulose
  • Blown-in Fiberglass
  • Rigid Foam
  • Radiant Barrier Installation 
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Air Duct Sealing        
Areas of Home
  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement Insulation
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Garage Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Air Duct Insulation

Comprehensive Home Energy Audit

When beginning an insulation project it is best to start with a home energy audit so you can identify what insulation needs to go in which areas of your Duluthhome to give the greatest improvement.

Evaluations Include:
  • Air Leak Inspection 
  • Thermal Scanning
  • Detailed Explanation    

  • Blower Door (Infiltrometer) Test
  • Insulation Level Check
  • Appliance & Lighting Checks
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Job Stories From Duluth, MN
1950's Duluth, MN Home Has Dirt Crawl Space Encapsulated

A Duluth, MN homeowner was concerned about how their wet and musty crawl space was affecting their 1950's home's overall health. They reached out to DBS to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate with one of our Dr. Energy Saver Design Specialists.  

Our Sales Manager Royce Bunn was the Design Specialist for the project. After a thorough inspection of the crawl space, he determined the best solution would be to completely encapsulate the space. Our production crew laid down CleanSpace® drainage matting and then a vapor barrier along the floor and sides of the crawl space. The production crew also added TerraBlock™ insulation SilverGlo™ panels to completely seal the space from cold air and moisture.

The installation was successful and the homeowner can now rest easier knowing their home is healthy and safe.

1950's Duluth, MN Home Has Dirt Crawl Space Encapsulated - Photo 1
Rim Joist Insulation In Duluth, Mn

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help improving their home's energy efficiency. This home was getting extremely cold in the winter and the homeowners wanted a permanent solution to their problem. 

DBS Design Specialist, Henry Jungbauer went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After conducting an energy audit, Henry determined that heat loss was happening along the rim joists of this home's crawl space. Closed-cell spray foam and CleanSpace® vapor barriers were recommended to keep heating and cooling costs under control. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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Dr. Energy Saver® TruSoft™ Cellulose Insulates Home In Duluth, MN

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help insulating their home. Rising heating and cooling costs were becoming an issue for these homeowners and they needed a permanent solution for their problem. 

A Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After an energy audit, TruSoft™ blown-in cellulose insulation was recommended to keep this home's temperature regulated all year round! This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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Insulation for Duluth, MN Attic and Crawl Space Drastically Improves Whole Home's Energy

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS concerned over issues with their home's overall energy. 

A Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate, looking at insulation solutions for both the attic and crawl space. After the inspection, it was determined that closed cell spray foam insulation would be applied to attic space to prevent ice dams and maintain temperature control.

After our DBS production crew completely sealing in the attic, they moved to the crawl space. CleanSpace® vapor barrier was laid on the flooring to eliminate threats from moisture and mildew. This home is now properly insulated and the homeowners were happy with the work done. 

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Crawl Space Encapsulation to Address Mold and Dust in Duluth, MN

After learning about us via referral, owners of a 1920's home in Duluth, MN reached out to us regarding their crawl space. Crawl spaces with exposed earth are prone to fluctuating humidity, creating moisture and mold issues. This crawl space was encapsulated by another company but was failing.

This was especially concerning to the homeowner who is sensitive to mold. In fact, the homeowners had to live elsewhere temporarily due to negatvie health effects of the mold spores circulating in the home. 

DBS Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space encapsulation service. It was determined that the crawl space would have CleanSpace® installed to act as a vapor barrier for the area, as well as insulation from top to bottom.

DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his production crew first removed the original vapor barrier and insulation. The crew then installed the new vapor barrier throughout the space to prevent the spread of moisutre. They added TerraBlock™ insulation to the space, and rim joiist spray foam insulation.

Finally, a SaniDry™ dehumidifier will curb moisture levels due to temperature fluctuation in the space. 

 

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Ice Dam Prevention in Duluth, MN

A homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing an alarming issue with the roof of their home. Ice dams can be a huge problem for homes during the cold winter months. These are simply ice formations that build up along the bottom portion of a roof (near the gutters) and block the flow of water running down from the upper portion of the roof. This can cause excess water to build up and leak into the home. Fortunately, this homeowner was able to reach out to DBS regarding a solution. It was concluded that the old attic insulation would need to be removed, as it was in poor shape. Our crew would then install new spray foam insulation and air seal the attic ducts as well as the old chimney. This works to help keep cold air from moving in to the house, as well as blocks the rising heat from hitting the roof. When the heat can not reach the roof, it keeps the ice frozen at a reasonable temperature, assuring that no excess water can form at the top. 

Not only did this service protect the home from further ice dam issues, but it is also an energy saving fix to a cold house. 

Insulating and Stopping Mold in Duluth, Minnesota Basement

This Duluth homeowner had troubles with mold developing in their basement due to a moist basement atmosphere. Coupled with this issue, the customer was also experiencing heat loss through the rim joist of their home. Our specialist Henrik helped educate the homeowner on the value of insulating the rim joist and maintaining a dry basement. With the information and Henrik's professional assessment of the basement, the homeowner agreed that it would be helpful to insulate the rim joists and use a dehumidifier to control the humidity issues in the basement.

 

The insulation we typically use in this scenario is spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation is the most well-suited insulation for the job because it provides a high r-value in this small space and it fills in gaps in the walls to properly air seal the space. Proior to installing the insulation we used a special solution to kill the existing mold in the basement and installed our Sanidry System. The Sanidry is an incredibly powerful and efficient dehumidification system that we install for our customers all the time. It keeps the basement at a safe humidity level year round. With the old mold killed and a humidity level below 60% across the basement this homeowner should not have to worry in the future about the effects of mold. Henrik and the team at DBS have created a space that is now much more comfortable and safe for the homeowner and that is exactly why we do the work that we do!

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Keep apartment more consistent in the winter and reduce indoor alergens in Duluth, MN

Arlette D. main concern was that her apartment was very inconsistent in the winter, going from cold to warm.  She saw our booth at the Duluth Home and Garden show and signed up to have an appointment with Ron Sundberg, our design specialist.  After Ron offered the best solution to make her apartment more consistent and comfortable, our foreman Luc Bonk and his crew,went there and airsealed and insulated her attic and walls, using expanding polyurethane foam to air seal and blow in TruSoft insulation. After the attic was insulated well, they installed a David Lewis Attic access hatch cover.   They also replaced 2 windows with 2 Sunrise Double-Hung windows.  Then they airsealed and insulated the crawlspace using polyurethane foam, Cleanspace liner and TerraBlock insulation on the floor. To make sure the basement stays dry and the air that flows up and carries the allergens is reduced, Luc and crew installed a SaniDry Air Dehumidification System in the basement next to the sump and will drain into the sump.

There is no doubt that Arlette is now enjoying a consistently more comfortable home. DBS Residential Solutions was pleased that they could solve Arlette's comfort problems in Duluth, MN, in the winter, once and for all!     

Work Requests From Duluth, MN
Vicinity of in Duluth
Looking to get an estimate for removing and replacing attic insulation. Thanks!
Vicinity of Chambersburg Ave in Duluth
Lack of attic insulation causing ice dams.
Vicinity of Oneida St in Duluth
Insulation - unsure of how the insulation is in the tuck-under garage or attic crawl space. We have one bedroom that's super cold all winter long, and one that's super hot.
Vicinity of in Duluth
We are looking at getting our knob & tube wiring replaced and noticed that our insulation in the attic is extremely old(in our 1925 home, who knows when it was replaced last..). Ideally, we are hoping to remove the insulation in the attic and have the electrician's complete their work and then replace with new and energy efficient insulation after they are finished.
Vicinity of in Duluth
Attic is not properly insulated which is creating ice dams and snow removal pains.
Vicinity of Leicester Ave in Duluth
Ice dams. I have insulated my attic several times and I continue to get ice dams. Help. :-)
Vicinity of Washington Rd in Duluth
We would like to set-up a quote for adding blown-in insulation to our attic. We currently have about 6-in for a 1000 sq ft attic space and would like to add additional insulation. Thanks, Christine
Vicinity of Greysolon Road in Duluth
Interested in insulation quote. Maybe soffit vent replacement. Ice dams. House hot in summer upstairs.
Vicinity of Hutchinson Rd in Duluth
Our attic has old vermiculite and paper-backed insulation, but there isn't enough for the recommended R-factor for MN and there isn't much insulation over the eaves, causing ice dams in the winter.
Vicinity of in Duluth
Insulating a stone foundation in 1914 home and duct work.
Vicinity of in Duluth
Ice dam prevention
Vicinity of Oneida St. in Duluth
I need a consult and quote for exterior wall insulation (retro). The house currently has none - it is over 100 years old. Also, I need a quote for attic and front porch insulation. Both are being converted to conditioned space. It would be appreciated if I could get a consult yet this week. I have some drywall work I'd like to do this weekend and would like you to get a look before the walls are closed up. Thanks!
Vicinity of Restormel St in Duluth
I am looking to get an estimate for exterior wall and attic eave insulation. Possible basement sealing as well.
Vicinity of W Ideal Street in Duluth
Looking to raise the R value in my attic
Vicinity of Stockholm Road in Duluth
Ice damming water leak into kitchen ongoing. Wondering where heat loss is occurring. Infrared heat loss inspection might help.
Vicinity of Missouri Ave. in Duluth
Want to insulate the attic and assess air leakage.
Vicinity of in Duluth
High energy bills in a large older home we recently purchased, especially heating bills. We recently purchased this home and want to review options to minimize energy costs with such a large, older house. The house will be used as a rental, so we need reasonable, cost-effective solutions. Thanks, Corey
Vicinity of in Duluth
I purchased an older home in Duluth last month and am concerned with the rate at which I'm burning fuel oil (~$330/month). I will likely swap in a new and more efficient natural gas furnace (gas line already run for hot water) and add central A/C next summer or fall, but would like to see what improvements can be made to my insulation situation first, and what the job might cost.
Vicinity of Carey Rd in Duluth
I would like an energy audit on my home. It has an open geothermal system. I would like to find out if my power usage is normal as my bill seems high. Also I would like to identify my air leaks around the home.
Vicinity of Oakley Street in Duluth
Ice dams, cold basement, air leaks, frost on windows.
Serving the following Duluth, MN zip codes
55801, 55802, 55803, 55804, 55805, 55806, 55807, 55808, 55810, 55811, 55812, 55814, 55815, 55816