Dirt floor crawlspace / Discussions

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...floor. Some people say we can get foam insulation sprayed in which will harden on the dirt floor. We are currently power venting the crawl space to protect ag...

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

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

...floor and below grade concrete walls. the access to the crawl is from the part basement. i have take out old r10 batts that were in the floor joists. the crawl ...

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

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

...dirt floor crawl space with about 24 inches from dirt to underside of floor and it gets wet which causes the floor joists and under flooring to get damp and mol...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...floor condominium with an accessible crawlspace. This is in Colorado, dry climate, cold winters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...crawlspace from the "full" basement (still fieldstone and dirt floor, but about 6'2" of headspace). My problem is the cold living room floor AND humidity issues...

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

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

...dirt floor crawl space Having a dry crawlspace is way better than having standing water, but part of the reason it is dry is that moisture in the soil is dryi...

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

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 1 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...dirt floor 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 th...

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

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

...crawlspace with 4' concrete walls and a cement floor, insulation between the floor joists and has 3 - vents to the outside. I am thinking of 1" foam boards on t...

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

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

...floors have no subfloor and on first floor, that is above a dirt floor basement. Since we have access to the floor from the basement I want to put up something ...

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

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

...Crawlspaces are sometimes insulated between the floor joists to the floor above, or as you mention, have insulated walls instead. You will see crawlspaces with ...

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

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

...dirt floor is always a problem as the dirt will be a continuous source of moisture and risk mold, mildew and rotting floor joists if left as is. So that was a g...

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

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...dirt floor, the foundation walls all in 2x6 and plywood, what type of insulation can i use on walls . and to point out the walls are sitting on contrete blocks ...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

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

...crawlspace, but if you do, see here on how to insulate a crawlspace properly to avoid mold and heat loss . And no, we would not recommend creating negative pres...

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

How do you stop wind from blowing under a house on piers?

...floor joists with 0.5in. foil faced foam board nailed to the bottom of the floor joists. I have not removed this insulation. Is this a problem waiting to rear i...

Posted by Robert Boyle Oct. 17, 2021, 12:11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best method of repairing joists in a low crawl space?

...crawlspace and window wells. Problem: How do you replace/repair supporting wood when the space is only max. of 22" and shallow end down to 14"? Hardwood floors ...

Posted by deb bino Sept. 1, 2021, 9:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses