Kathi Discusses the Crawl Space Work Performed at the Ronald McDonald House

Tar Heel Basement Systems’ employees volunteer to cook a meal at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem (RMH) each month. Pete met with Kathi, Director of House Operations, on the very first trip to the RMH and told her to call us if they ever needed our services. Sure enough, the Ronald McDonald House had issues in their crawl space and needed our help.

Tar Heel Basement Systems (THBS) performed a complete crawl space encapsulation at the Ronald McDonald House. This includes a perimeter drainage system, delta drainage matting, sump pump, Tar Heel dehumidifier, vent covers and CrawlSeal vapor barrier sealed to the walls. In addition to the listed items, Kathi decided it was important to ensure the crawl space remains dry ALL the time, which is why Tar Heel Basement Systems installed a SafeDri triple sump pump with a battery back up system. It is the most reliable sump pump in the industry! Another concern was the uncomfortable room temperature of the offices above the crawl space, so Tar Heel Basement Systems Foreman, Steve LaGray, installed X-Grade Crawl Space Insulation panels throughout the crawl space. Lastly, THBS installed (2) IntelliJack crawl space supports to arrest some Joist deflection in the floor system.

Kathi describes the condition of the crawl space before the repair as being “dirty, damp, cold and it affected not only the crawl space area but the office area above it.” She was very impressed with the company and the work performed at the House. She testifies that “now it is white, it is clean, it feels much different temperature-wise and air quality-wise down there and in the office area above it.”

The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem provides a “home away from home” for families of children who are receiving medical care in area hospitals. The House and Family Room programs offer physical comforts, emotional support, education, and referral services designed to promote the well-being of the whole family. You can learn more visiting www.rmhws.org.