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

...crawlspace is uneven ranging from 30-36 inches. Exterior of crawlspace surrounded by pressure treated plywood skirting which has multiple vents. The dirt floor ...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What do you do about plastic over upside down insulation in crawlspace

...crawlspace. There is a vapor barrier over dirt floor. Can I just put a plastic vapor barrier over the insulation to stop moisture from from getting into the ins...

Posted by Lisa Milne May 13, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 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 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

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...crawlspace floors that are humid and moldy. The following page will help you come up with a solution - How to fix a dirt floor crawlspace and prevent mold W...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 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

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...crawlspaces to get an idea of the basics on how they function best. Crawl Space Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly As for how to convert yo...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 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 ceiling of my crawl space?

...crawlspace if it isn’t properly insulated. The first step is to have a read on the following page about how to insulate a crawlspace properly – Crawlspaces ar...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...crawlspace. This is in Colorado, dry climate, cold winters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is sealed with a vapor barrior, but my ...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 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

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

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

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

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