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How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...crawlspace. Insulating between the floor joists is not the best way to reduce heat loss in a crawlspace as you will have created two separate environments in te...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...crawlspace contains our oil-fired heating system; there is a small opening allowing access to the crawlspace from the "full" basement (still fieldstone and dirt...

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

How do you insulated 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 1 Responses

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

...Crawlspace An inch of foam on crawlspace walls is good, but 2 inches would be better. Think about the returns – you’ll be doing the same amount of labour but ...

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

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

I keep seeing the options out there as pad, crawlspace, and basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a consta...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 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

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...crawlspace and increasing your risk of mold forming . Here is our page all about how to insulate a crawl space – Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new ho...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...crawlspace will prevent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air seal is going ...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...crawlspaces Sub-slab depressurization is a great method for radon removal, but if the basement is not finished space, one mitigation strategy is installing ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

I have a 1941 home that I am redoing a failed attic conversion in. I'm in climate zone 5, front range in Colorado, Boulder county. I am reading and gaining a b...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...crawlspace area with frost walls, so we will also be making the home split level with the lower on grade foundation on the new part which appeals and turns the ...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...crawlspace and called it a slabby accident then yes, you could. It’s one thing to raise an existing house that has floor joists and build a new foundation, bu...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 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

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

...crawlspace 4'8" high by 28 feet long by 12 feet wide with a concrete floor. The rim joists were stuffed loose like an afterthought, there black mold on those, n...

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

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Thank you so much Mike. I am in Vermont. Sometimes it goes below 0F for weeks. Gave insulating exterior...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses