About Colorado Crawl Space in Minturn, CO

Harrison Ratzlaff

Colorado Crawl Space

Title: Manager

Hometown: Leadville

Harrison Ratzlaff from Colorado Crawl Space

Harrison is a Colorado native and started out in the business with our sister company. He quickly proved himself and rose to Manager of Colorado Crawl Space. Harrison can be found in his spare time hiking around, biking and going on everyday adventures! 

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  • By Jamie P.
    Granby, CO

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    By Jamie P.
    Granby, CO

  • By Joe L.
    Salida, CO

    "Probably the best work crew that I have ever worked with. All of the crew was very, very friendly and professional."

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    By Joe L.
    Salida, CO

    Probably the best work crew that I have ever worked with. All of the crew was very, very friendly and professional.

  • By Jackie A.
    Avon, CO

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    By Jackie A.
    Avon, CO

  • By Christopher C.
    Edwards, CO

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    By Christopher C.
    Edwards, CO

  • By Kelly F.
    Carbondale, CO

    "The service work was phenomenal! The 3 gentlemen who came to work on our crawl space were very professional. My crawl space was..."

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    By Kelly F.
    Carbondale, CO

    The service work was phenomenal! The 3 gentlemen who came to work on our crawl space were very professional. My crawl space was completely and meticulously sealed and the mold was remediated.

  • By Cari H.
    Silt, CO

    "Thanks to everyone at Colorado Crawlspace for all their hard work re-mediating our crawlspace!"

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    By Cari H.
    Silt, CO

    Thanks to everyone at Colorado Crawlspace for all their hard work re-mediating our crawlspace!

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    Marshall R. of Silverthorne, CO

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              Very Knowledgeable and did a thorough job. By far the best!
    Marshall R.
    Silverthorne, CO

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  • Sump Pump Replacement & Encapsulation System in Silverthorne, CO
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    Sump Pump Replacement & Encapsulation System in Silverthorne, CO
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    Sump Pump Replacement & Encapsulation System in Silverthorne, CO

    Sump pumps fail over time. Most of the time we can replace them with a SmartSump Pump System: a 1/3 HP M53 Zoeller cast iron pump, which is placed in a deep and durable liner with an airtight lid with an airtight floor drain, CleanPump Stand, and battery powered WaterWatch Alarm System.

    The liner is installed into stone and sits flush to the grade of the Earth floor. The 1.5” discharge line runs through the rim to the exterior. The exterior discharge line includes an IceGuard to prevent ice buildup, 10’ of 3” PVC discharge line buried several inches for grass to grow over it, & a LawnScape Outlet to allow gravity to expel water and help prevent debris from entering the discharge line. This unit pumps 2,580 gallons per hour at a 5’ head. After tying in the CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System into the top of the liner and tightening down the lid - This crawlspace is protected from the devastating effects of groundwater seepage - had it been left unchecked, structural damage most likely would have cost the homeowner 10x more sometime in the future. Looks good & functions great!

  • Breckenridge Crawl Space - Mold Remediation/Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Breckenridge Crawl Space - Mold Remediation/Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Breckenridge Crawl Space - Mold Remediation/Crawl Space Encapsulation

    We erected the proper containment in order to properly remove any areas affected with microbial growth. Once the we applied the correct procedures outlined in the S-520, we then HEPA vacuumed and wiped any surfaces that weren't removed. After all the necessary steps were taken to remove any microbial hazards, the crawl space was then encapsulated in order to separate the earth from the home. With the complete system now in place the crawl space will now not only divert the humidity from the earth from coming into the home, but it will also pump out excess water in the event of an emergency.

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation & Mold Remediation in Breckenridge, CO
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation & Mold Remediation in Breckenridge, CO
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation & Mold Remediation in Breckenridge, CO

    This crawlspace had corrugated metal walls that were already Close Cell spray foamed, however the damp earth was left exposed allowing for microbial growth on any organic sources - wood construction debris, exposed structural wood, & the cylindrical concrete form tubes. After removing these organic sources and remediating any exposed structural wood, we were able to install drainage matting, a "Radon Ready System," and the CleanSpace 20 mil liner. We also installed a SmartDrain at the lowest point of grade to allow any plumbing leaks to enter the Earth while the audio alarm alerts homeowners of a plumbing leak.  

  • Sewage Backup & Mold Remediation Fix in Breckenridge, CO
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    Sewage Backup & Mold Remediation Fix in Breckenridge, CO
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    Sewage Backup & Mold Remediation Fix in Breckenridge, CO

    When this crawlspace experienced the unfortunate event of a sewer back up - we were there to suck everything out with our truck mounted extraction equipment, remove the existing 6 mil loose laid plastic liner, treat & disinfect the earth, wet fog to disinfect the air, ducting, plumbing and remaining surfaces, remediate the mold from the wooden structural elements caused by the excess moisture & humidity, set up negative air to control the odor & any remaining airborne pathogens during the drying process, set up drying equipment for a 3 day dry out, & lastly upgraded the liner to the 20 mil CleanSpace Crawlsapce Encapsulation System to shut down the moisture & odor from the earth - seams overlapped & taped and the liner fastened and sealed to the perimeter foundation wall - per the Summit County Building Code. We worked with insurance to get this done ASAP and the most covered by insurance as possible. These homeowners were happy to be able to get back to living life!

  • Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundation Encapsulation in Salida, CO
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    Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundation Encapsulation in Salida, CO
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    Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundation Encapsulation in Salida, CO

    The foundation walls of this home in Salida Colorado were constructed using Insulated Concrete Form (ICF), which is great for the insulation value and ultimately the energy savings. All this crawlspace required was some debris removal, installation of the CleanSpace Encapsulation System, and Air Seal & Insulate the perimeter rim assembly with a closed cell spray foam.   

  • Crawlspace Clean-Up & Fix-up in Salida, CO
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    Crawlspace Clean-Up & Fix-up in Salida, CO
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    Crawlspace Clean-Up & Fix-up in Salida, CO

    This home that was built in 1900 had a 2' crawlspace that needed mold remediation, Radon Ready,  CleanSpace Encapsulation System, & 3" thick (R19) closed cell spray foam air sealing/insulation around the perimeter walls & rim assembly to create a healthier & more energy efficient home!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Red Cliff, CO
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    Basement Waterproofing in Red Cliff, CO
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    Basement Waterproofing in Red Cliff, CO

    This old house had some miner ground water seepage in the basement. Our solution was the CleanSpace Encapsulation system - laying down drainage matting, 20 mil CleanSpace liner, and perimeter blanket insulation. This basement can now be used as a storage area!

  • Mold Removal & CleanSpace Encapsulation in Kremmling, CO
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    Mold Removal & CleanSpace Encapsulation in Kremmling, CO
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    Mold Removal & CleanSpace Encapsulation in Kremmling, CO

    This crawlspace received a makeover with mold remediation, EPA registered white fungicidal coating, and the CleanSpace Encapsulation System that left this crawlspace looking brand new. We've created a bright white, healthy, & dry space for these new homeowners.   

  • Crawlspace Mystery Odor in Buena Vista, CO
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    Crawlspace Mystery Odor in Buena Vista, CO
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    Crawlspace Mystery Odor in Buena Vista, CO

    The homeowners contacted us about an odor emminating from the crawlspace. Upon entering the crawlspace it was clear that the source of the odor was dirty standing water on top of the temporary 6mil liner. With a little investigation work the water source was determined to be a plumbing leak. We bagged and removed the old liner and replaced it with a permanently fastened & Sealed 20 mil, anitmicrobial, cord reinforced CleanSpace liner.

  • Rodent Infestation Clean-Up & Prevention in Nathrop, CO
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    Rodent Infestation Clean-Up & Prevention in Nathrop, CO
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    Rodent Infestation Clean-Up & Prevention in Nathrop, CO

    We pulled out years of rodent carcasses, droppings, pine needle bedding, and pine cone food storage from this crawlspace. The earth was lightly regraded for the durable encapsualtion system. We boarded up the holes where rodents had chewed through, added copper wire mesh to and penetrations, and closed cell spray foamed 2" - 3" thick onto the perimeter rim assembly. The walls were already insulated with 2" foamboard, so we sealed the gaps between these as well and tied our floor liner into the 2" foamboard - which doubles as a wall liner to deflect foundation wall moisture down under the liner. 

  • Rodent Intrusion Sealed Up in Eagle Vail, CO
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    Rodent Intrusion Sealed Up in Eagle Vail, CO
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    Rodent Intrusion Sealed Up in Eagle Vail, CO

    Rodents had made a pretty comfortable home in this crawlspace. We cleaned up the nests and debris to lay down our dimpled drainage matting and 20 mil thick CleanSpace liner, which we fastened and sealed around the perimeter. Then we reinsulated and sealed up the air gaps around the rim joists & sill plates with closed cell spray foam to help prevent any critters from entering in the future. 

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    A "Clean Space" not a crawlspace in Avon, CO

    This crawlspace was used for storage of building maintenace items, but was getting lost to the dust and debris. We removed the debris and existing loose layed liner. After installing the CleanSpace Encapsulation System we were able to shut down the dust and create a "Clean Space" to store the salvaged building maintenance items.

  • Rodent Clean Up, Insulation, & Air Sealing in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Rodent Clean Up, Insulation, & Air Sealing in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Rodent Clean Up, Insulation, & Air Sealing in Beaver Creek, CO

    This crawlspace needed rodent infested insulation removed & replaced. While we were there we air sealed the perimeter rim assembly to shut down the air & pest infiltration. Copper wire mesh is stuffed into any cracks or crevaces 1/4" or greater before we apply closed cell spray foam 2" to 3" to the whole face of the rim joist,  overlapping the sill plate, & onto the top of the concrete foundation wall. This prevents rodents from chewing through the spray foam. We also bagged and disposed old building materials and clutter. Then we installed an isulation barrier to help keep the air clean and free of fiberglass particles - especially with the wine cellar's air conditioning unit pulling air from the crawlspace. Lastly we HEPA vaccumed the horizonal surfaces creating a clean storage room for the new owners.

  • Pest Infestation Removal & Prevention in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Pest Infestation Removal & Prevention in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Pest Infestation Removal & Prevention in Beaver Creek, CO

    This crawlspace had many intrusion points and air gaps where rodents were able to move in and out. This resulted in pine cones and destroyed insulation. We removed the debris and insulation. Then we sprayed a botanical disinfectant on all horizontal surfaces. To prevent the rodents from returning we screwed in blocks of wood to any larger holes, stuffed air gaps with copper wire mesh and spray foam. Lastly we encapsulated the earth and walls to shut down any ground water seepage & re-insulated the rim assembly to help prevent heat loss & save energy.

  • Crawlspace Debris, Trash, & Rodent Removal in Avon, CO
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    Crawlspace Debris, Trash, & Rodent Removal in Avon, CO
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    Crawlspace Debris, Trash, & Rodent Removal in Avon, CO

    Rodents had chewed through the open vents, making this homeowners crawlspace a big nest full of pine needles and pine cones. We bagged & disposed of all the debris, unfortunately the rodents had destroyed all of the personal belongings the homeowner had stored there. Then we screwed wooden blocks over the vents, sealing them with copper wire mesh and spray foam. We also encapsulated the floor to the face of the footings, and added wall insulation. This is now a clean, warm, & bright storage space! 

  • Healthy Crawlspace = Healthy House in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Healthy Crawlspace = Healthy House in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Healthy Crawlspace = Healthy House in Beaver Creek, CO

    Remediating the mold & rodent infestation & installing a CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System to isolate the dust from the earth made all the difference for the entire health of this home. After a local HVAC company cleaned the ducts - the forced air heating system is pushing clean dry air throughout the house instead of moldy/rodent/dusty laced air from the crawlspace - Good Call!

  • Crawlspace Converted to Storage Space in Eagle Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Converted to Storage Space in Eagle Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Converted to Storage Space in Eagle Vail, CO

    This crawlspace needed rodent remediation, earth preparation, & CleanSpace liner installed to create that extra "Clean Space" for storage. Looks Good!

  • Excavation & Drain to Daylight in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Excavation & Drain to Daylight in Beaver Creek, CO
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    Excavation & Drain to Daylight in Beaver Creek, CO

    We installed a perimeter drainage system to daylight by drilling a hole through the concrete to the exterior. Sometimes we can get away with doing this instead of installing a sump pump if the foundation is on a slope and we can use gravity to our advantage. This saves money on maintenance and replacing sump pumps. It is also less likely to fail and have water back up into your crawlspace. We excavated under the center girder and installed the CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation system to shut down any evaporation. Now this crawl is dry and the homeowners are worry free!

  • Encapsulation System Install - Vail
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    Encapsulation System Install - Vail
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    Encapsulation System Install - Vail

    When we initially inspected the crawl space area, it was very muddy. One of the other major concerns were the uninsulated exterior walls.

    In order to address both of these concerns we recommended not just a complete system, but 2" foam board along the exterior walls with 3" closed cell foam along the top with top tape.

    Once the trenches were properly routed, it didn't take long for the pump to do it's job. Now the space is healthier and conditioned.

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation System Install - East Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation System Install - East Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation System Install - East Vail, CO

    Before we came to this home, we realized that the crawlspace floor was covered in mud because of the water table/ runoff. This visqueen was acting as a vapor barrier for the moisture inside of the crawl space, which began to grow mold. From there, the insulation became damaged and that was a perfect environment for rodents. 

    In order to fix this problem, we installed a complete crawlspace encapsulation system. This included our patented CleanSpace vapor barrier and a sump pump to make sure any moisture that tries to get in will get pumped out. Now this crawlspace will be clean, moisture free, and rodent free.

  • Encapsulation to Prevent Stack effect in Vail, CO
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    Encapsulation to Prevent Stack effect in Vail, CO
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    Encapsulation to Prevent Stack effect in Vail, CO

    This 2nd story home had structural damage in the attic due to the stack affect - moisturre evaporating from the damp exposed earth in the crawlspace migrating up through the house as heat rises - moisture condensated on the cold surfaces of the attic and warped the wood soffits - caught just in time before mold was able to grow in the attic. Unfortunatelly the same could not be said about the crawlspace - We had to remove the isulation to efficiently clean the mold from the perimeter rim joists, sill plates, subfloor, & floor joists. After drying out these structural components we applied an EPA registered fungicidal coating to help protect from future mold growth. We also insulated the walls and installed a CleanSpace Encapsualtion System. 

  • Moisture Evaporation Prevention in East Vail, CO
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    Moisture Evaporation Prevention in East Vail, CO
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    Moisture Evaporation Prevention in East Vail, CO

    This crawlspace in East Vail Colorado had exposed earth, moisture issues, mold, and an open vent fan running continuously. The constant high humidity in the crawlspace atmosphere was causing the humiditstat to run a vent fan, but not prevent condensation and mold. After mold remediation & the installation of the cleanspace encapsulation system, the humidity dropped and the fan finally stopped running. 

  • Crawlspace Clean up & CleanSpace Installation in Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Clean up & CleanSpace Installation in Vail, CO
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    Crawlspace Clean up & CleanSpace Installation in Vail, CO

    After mold remediation, we were able to fully encapsulate the crawlspace with drainage matting, CleanSpace, and insulate/air seal the perimeter rim assembly with closed cell spray foam. 

  • Mold, Radon, Moisture - No More in Vail, CO
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    Mold, Radon, Moisture - No More in Vail, CO
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    Mold, Radon, Moisture - No More in Vail, CO

    The perimeter rim joist in this crawlspace needed minor mold remediation and closed cell spray foam - to insualte and air seal, a properly installed radon ready system - sealed to actively remove the radioactive gas, drainage matting - to protect the liner for a storage area, and the 20 mil CleanSpace liner over the ground and up the face of the footings - to prevent moisture from further evaporating and condensating & causing damage to the structure.   

  • Active Radon Reduction System In Vail, CO
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    Active Radon Reduction System In Vail, CO
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    Active Radon Reduction System In Vail, CO

    This house is one of a few original homes build in Vail. This property is going on the market, however it tested high for Radon. We were chosen to install the 20 mil cord reinforced CleanSpace Encapsulation System and air seal the perimeter rim assembly. We worked together with a local certified radon contractor to create an active Radon reduction system for a healthier home. 

  • Mold & High Humidity Shut Down in Vail, CO
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    Mold & High Humidity Shut Down in Vail, CO
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    Mold & High Humidity Shut Down in Vail, CO

    Ground water seepage can be very detrimental to the structure of the home - We caught this one just in time. We had to dry everything out with a heater, air movers, and negative air ducted outside to exhaust the moisture. We killed and removed the mold from the wooded structure. Then we applied an EPA registered fungicidal coating to the affected areas. We layed out drainage matting over the earth to allow any ground moisture and air to move freely under the liner. Lastly, we shut down the moisture in the crawlspace with the CleanSpace vapor barrier sealed around the perimeter and any seams.   

  • 8 Crawlspaces Free of Microbial Growth & Rodent Contamination in Vail, CO
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    8 Crawlspaces Free of Microbial Growth & Rodent Contamination in Vail, CO
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    8 Crawlspaces Free of Microbial Growth & Rodent Contamination in Vail, CO

    These 8 units all had the same issues - exposed earth with groundwater seepage, microbial growth on the wooden structure, and rodent contaminated insulation. We bagged and removed the insulation, remediated the mold, and isolated the structures from the earth with the CleanSpace 20 mil liner sealed around the perimeter. Copper mesh wire was stuffed into gaps and closed cell spray foamed over in addition to insulating the walls - to keep the subfloor exposed for maintenance of plumbing and electrical.

  • Mold & Rodents Be Gone! in East Vail, CO
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    Mold & Rodents Be Gone! in East Vail, CO
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    Mold & Rodents Be Gone! in East Vail, CO

    This homeowner had never been down in the crawlspace to see what was lurking. Turns out - without a properly sealed heavy duty liner - ground water seepage, mold, & rodents had wreaked havoc down there. We cleaned everything up, Installed a sealed 20 mil cralwspace encapsulation system over a 23 mil thick dimpled drainage matting, stuffed any voids with copper wire mesh to keep the pest out, air sealed the perimeter rim assembly with closed cell spray foam to create a continuous air & vapor barrier, insulated the subfloor with R30 fiberglass insulation, & stapled a breathable insulation barrier to bottom on the floor joists. Looks & functions great - Now its dry, warm, mold & rodents free! 

  • Fridge leak - Mold remediation, Structural Drying, & Encapsulation in Vail, CO
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    Fridge leak - Mold remediation, Structural Drying, & Encapsulation in Vail, CO
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    Fridge leak - Mold remediation, Structural Drying, & Encapsulation in Vail, CO

    The fridge water line failed which resulted in saturated sub-floor & floor joist. After 48 hours of moisture intrusion mold began to grow. We set up proper air controls and containment's to remedy the mold & dry the structural elements. After everything dried we re-insulated, regraded the earth, laid down a thick drainage matting & a durable 20 mil liner attached and sealed to the foundation walls - all in 2 days. Looks Good!

  • Full Crawlspace Makeover in Vail, CO
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    Full Crawlspace Makeover in Vail, CO
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    Full Crawlspace Makeover in Vail, CO

    We gave this crawl space a complete makeover - Mold & Rodent Remediation, Double Sump Sump System, Drainage matting under the 20 mil CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System, 2" foamboard insulation around the perimeter foundation walls, & closed cell spray foam insulation around the perimeter rim assembly. Now the homeowner enjoys a clean, dry, healthy home!

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Colorado Crawl Space
1901 S. Main Street
Minturn, CO 81645
1-970-827-4210
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Colorado Crawl Space appoints Harrison Ratzlaff as Manager

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