Crawlspace vapour barrier / Discussions

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...vapour barrier is wet on one side, that just means it’s doing its job. If you have a crawl space with a vapour barrier and a dehumidifier it should be pretty ...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...crawlspace. I would like to know the correct way to insulate my crawl space regarding vapour barrier and what to do around vents and plumping pipes when install...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...crawlspace. When I purchased the home the crawlspace had taped eps foam on the walls and the floor was open. The humidity in the crawlspace was in the 60s. I ha...

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...crawlspace with no Vapor Barrier…. we would very much appreciate your input and advice. Cheers, Sal The first thing to mention is that if you have an uneven s...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...vapour barrier to the ground below so moisture doesn’t evaporate into the crawlspace and then the house. Once you’ve had a look at our crawlspace guide pages yo...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Crawlspaces and Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which is Better? H...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Is it smart to lay plastic under a pier and beam cottage and should I close it in?

...crawlspace underneath, definitely lay down a poly membrane. If its open air underneath and not used as an air barrier or radon gas barrier , I would cut some ...

Posted by b port Oct. 31, 2021, 3:19 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...barrier, and enable you to create a crawlspace radon barrier as well. Insulating the joists is a fine idea, but I would be super careful about keeping the moi...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

...crawlspace insulation, that may answer your questions- The best way to insulate a crawlspace When you’ve seen crawlspaces with walls insulated and not the f...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a bas...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...Crawlspaces Properly One option would be to insulate the walls and concrete slab floor with spray foam, that would act as a vapour barrier as well as air barr...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...vapour barrier. See this page all about rigid insulation panels - The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam We always choose (an...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What can I use as an air barrier under an old wood floor with no sub floor?

...crawlspace you have an endless source of moisture that will continually evaporate from the ground and deposit moisture in your home. That has a lot of negative ...

Posted by Mimi Costley Nov. 6, 2021, 11:11 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...vapour barriers are part of code but where cooling loads are also fairly significant. One of the best things about smart membranes is that they 'look' like ty...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...vapour barrier on the ground, but the rest is a little suspect to me as it is to you. First though I would point you to this page in case you haven’t seen it ye...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses