Dirt floor / 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

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

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

...dirt? Is there insulation between the joists? Is the dirt floor flat or uneven with stone etc? Do you live in a high risk area for Radon Gas ? There are...

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

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

...dirt floor, 3 cement block walls, open lattice wall to access crawl space, exposed floor joists 24'' o.c., height from ground to bottom of joists is 36" If yo...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 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

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

...dirt crawl space that is completely dry, no Mold in the entire home, has new windows and new insulation in the attic. I have started the insulation in the floor...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...floored living room. The house foundation is piled-up field stone (typical of that era) and it can be drafty in high winds). The crawspace is dirt floor with se...

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

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...dirt floor is under the living room, the rest is crawl space with dirt floor or slab. The 10x14' cellar has heavy springtime water ingress where the dry stacked...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

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

...dirt floor is well covered with heavy guage plastic. There is pink batt insulation between joists. The cottage crawlspace is divided in half by a styrofoam boun...

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?

...floor, insulation between the floor joists and has 3 - vents to the outside. I am thinking of 1" foam boards on the walls, sealing the floor. There is no moistu...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...floor floor boards as there will defiantly be air leakage thhru the floor down to the basement. Foam board would be ideal but it is out of question because of t...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...floor have wood floors that I don't intend to change. Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is about 20'x40'. Total of...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...floor is very cold in the winter and in the summer we don't really have to use air conditioning because of the crawl space temperature. It is a wood floor on th...

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

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...floor construction. It would seem from the options you’ve laid out that its all open to you, so I’ll just go over your pros and cons list a bit. Firstly, there ...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses