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

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...dirt floor in basement with mildly elevated radon levels. Radon mitigator told us to use a HRV to reduce it by about 50%. Should that work? Would an ERV work an...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 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

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 type of insulation can I put on my kitchen floor that sits on dirt?

...floor from the basement. the floor joist is running on the actual diry it is freezing in the winter.

Posted by Mohammed Hussain June 30, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 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 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

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

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

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...dirt(sand) floor, there is a couple heat ducts set up to blow heat down there. I will install insulation over the water supply lines with heat tape, nothing ove...

Posted by Murray Kipp Sept. 17, 2021, 7:35 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 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

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

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

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

...dirt floor to keep moisture down. Next best if possible is insulating the floor as you will lose heat to the ground. Sounds like you are exploring that idea, so...

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