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Dry-Tek Environmental

Founded 2006 • With Angi since February 2011


(56) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number


818 Brown St

Salisbury, MD 21804


Dry Tek Environmental is a commercial and home improvement contractor specializing in indoor environmental problems caused by excessive moisture. We are located on the Eastern Shore in Salisbury, Maryland. Dry Tek Environmental provides comprehensive, evidence-based reports, assessments and estimates for problems ranging from musty odors to damage caused by fire and water. Dry Tek Environmental designs, installs and maintains CHAMP™ Crawl space Humidity and Moisture Prevention Systems in Salisbury and Ocean Pines, Maryland. Salisbury & Ocean Pines Crawl Space Company Logo | Dry Tek Environmental...

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Dale A.

It’s not often that a reviewer praises a contractor for what he DIDN’T do. Austin Ireland, the owner and operator of Drytek, didn’t propose spending several thousand dollars on encapsulating my wet crawl space. He said that in my case encapsulation might not be cost effective. You see, my 50 year-old home’s foundation consists of 8”x 8” wood posts, with the foundation’s perimeter enclosed by 1”x 6” boards, slatted to allow for ventilation. The layout of my irregular crawl space posed other installation problems as well. Among other things, insulation panels would need to be installed to form walls in addition to the vapor barrier and a large dehumidifier. Four contractors/salespersons preceded Drytek’s Austin Ireland. One simply said there’s nothing that can be done. Another proposed encapsulating the crawl space from the OUTSIDE, but thankfully never followed up. Another did an evaluation, but never returned my calls. Dryzone wanted $8,500 but offered a pressure tactic $425 discount if I signed a vague contract the same day the salesman came. Later the salesperson said the installation of insulation boards would raise the cost significantly. The salesperson at Dryzone also said he would call back with details, but didn’t. Drytek’s Austin Ireland, on the other hand, took more time than any of the others to carefully examine my crawl space. I crawled with him as he pointed out the condition of my crawl space and the challenges of encapsulation. By this time, my own research had better prepared me to better evaluate proposals. I found him to be knowledgeable, straightforward and honest. I was a highly motivated prospective customer. Last year a HVAC system had been installed with the air handler, electronics, and ductwork in my crawl space. The moisture in the crawl space last summer was degrading the new system. So what did Austin Ireland of Drytek propose? Four centrifugal snail fans joined together by extension cords, placed strategically in the crawl space. These are not exhaust fans to ventilate, but rather air movers like you may have seen in public bathrooms to dry floors. He even showed me what to do, and wouldn’t take any payment for his visit. After investing $400 the next day at Home Depot , I located the fans, connected the extension cords to the receptacles in the fans and waited for the heat and humidity to test Austin Ireland’s theory. It is now six weeks later and we have had three prolonged periods of hot, humid weather during which I have activated the fans. THE CRAWL SPACE HAS STAYED AS DRY AS A BONE. Amazing! The vast majority of wet crawl spaces need to be encapsulated; mine did not. But it took a trustworthy expert whose ethics mattered more than profit to present the best solution for me. Austin Ireland, owner and operator of Drytek, is that person.

Description of Work
Evaluation of wet crawl space

Category mold removal



Debbie C.

Austin and his group were excellent. THey were professional, efficient, always available to discuss and explain all aspects of the job, and cleaned up after themselves HIghly recommend Austin and his whole group. You will not regret it!

Description of Work
Full encapsulation of the crawl space

Category insulation,basement waterproofing,wells,mold removal



Mancy W.

Dry-Tek made a 150% improvement to our crawlspace. If you don't want your floor joists and other parts of the crawlspace damaged by humidity, then I would recommend you get an encapsulation, it's much cheaper than repairing the damage. Also, Austin provided us with before and after pictures of our crawlspace once the work was completed. What a difference.

Description of Work
Encapsulation of Crawlspace.

Category mold removal



A H.

I made 2 appointments with them. The first time they didn't come they said it was because they wrote down the wrong day. The 2nd time they didn't show up either. No call. No show. Very unprofessional.

Description of Work
I needed my crawl space remediated.

Category mold removal



dawn H.

I felt they were very professional and efficient. They explained the procedure and offered before and after pictures. Very happy with the whole experience

Description of Work
Encapsulation of a crawl space.

Category mold removal



Susannah D.

We asked for an estimate. It was difficult to schedule as Austin makes his own schedule, not the call service that answers calls. We were unable to be home when he stopped by to inspect, but we home shortly after the time scheduled. Austin was not around and there was a note on the door that an estimate would be given shortly. After about a week my husband and I each called separately to try and obtain estimate, leaving messages each time. We never received a call back. We are disappointed as we had assumed this would be an easy choice with all 'A' ratings on Angies List.

Description of Work
We need mold remediation and basement encapsulation.

Category basement waterproofing,mold removal



Donald B.

Dry-Tek performed all services as requested. The quality of the work was excellent and the price was fair.

Description of Work
Crawl Space Encapsulation

Category electrician,mold removal

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the kind review Mr. [Member Name Removed]! It was a pleasure working with you Sir.


Hugh H.

Crew was courteous-timely-answered all questions, clean up job site.

Description of Work
Removed section of basement floor-installed sump pump x 2 (one A. C, one D. C), piped discharge out to yard.

Category basement waterproofing



Blair R.

Workmanship was sub standard from vapor barrier install, access door that leaks every hard rain, electrical wiring. All dehumidifiers are no longer operational and when you call with questions about warranty you receive no callback. Will never use this company again.

Description of Work
Conditioned crawl space

Category electrician,basement waterproofing,mold removal

Service Provider Response

Mr. [Member Name Removed], You did receive a call back regarding warranty from myself personally and a voice message was left. Not sure how you can give us an F for price as you did not pay for this project. The original owner that did pay received a hefty discount. As far as workmanship is concerned, I am curious what your baseline is for comparison Sir?


William F.

Crew was one hair late from original schedule with notification made morning of works. Crew went mighty work and removed all exactly plaster from Cr and space repaired all ares needed and started the encapsulation process which was completed on time. Return trip to repair plaster seams messed in installation.

Description of Work
Worked in crawl space and sealed all air vents, encapsulated all areas of crawl space with 12 ml plaster included all piers and all walls all seams were sealed with weatherproof tape. Wireless monitor setup for temperature & humility and alarm when water sensed.

Category water damage restoration

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    Services Offered

    Water damage restoration. Crawlspace and basement moisture prevention systems. Mold remediation. Commercial and residential electrical services.

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    Smoke Remediation

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Dry-Tek Environmental

    How is Dry-Tek Environmental overall rated?

    Dry-Tek Environmental is currently rated 4.7 overall out of 5.

    What days are Dry-Tek Environmental open?

    Dry-Tek Environmental is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does Dry-Tek Environmental provide

    Dry-Tek Environmental accepts the following forms of payment: American Express, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Financing Available

    Does Dry-Tek Environmental offer free estimates?

    Yes, Dry-Tek Environmental offers free project estimates.

    Does Dry-Tek Environmental offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Dry-Tek Environmental offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Dry-Tek Environmental offer a senior discount?

    Yes, Dry-Tek Environmental offers a 5% senior discount.

    Does Dry-Tek Environmental offer emergency services?

    Yes, Dry-Tek Environmental offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by Dry-Tek Environmental?

    Yes, Dry-Tek Environmental offers warranties.

    What services does Dry-Tek Environmental offer?

    Dry-Tek Environmental offers the following services: Water damage restoration. Crawlspace and basement moisture prevention systems. Mold remediation. Commercial and residential electrical services.

    Are there any services Dry-Tek Environmental does not offer?

    Smoke Remediation