How to insulate a dirt floor crawlspace / Discussions

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...to insulate the joists over your head and just heat that space instead. See here our page on How to insulate a crawlspace floor , and please feel free to ask mo...

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

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

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

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?

...astic down as well. Once again thank you Happy to help Dave. You get a reasonably mild winter on Vancouver Island by Canadian and and many northern US standards...

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

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

...ave the answers you are looking for - How to insulate a dirt floor crawl space Having a dry crawlspace is way better than having standing water, but part of...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...tone foundation wall, it will also create an air barrier, and enable you to create a crawlspace radon barrier as well. Insulating the joists is a fine idea, b...

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

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

...ar. First I'd suggest you start here on our page on how to insulate crawl spaces – How to insulate crawlspaces properly Venting a crawlspace can be a prob...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...Any and all suggestions appreciated. There are a really 2 ways to insulate a crawlspace; either you insulate the floor of the crawl space and then treat it as p...

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

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

...and effort of jacking it up to build a crawlspace, but if you do, see here on how to insulate a crawlspace properly to avoid mold and heat loss . And no, we wou...

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

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

...ay foam? Then would you put plywood to cover that for extra protection from critters? Thank you Amber A crawl space with a dirt floor is always a problem as t...

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

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...aved or cracked at all? And what is your climate zone? A good place to start reading is this page – How to insulate a crawlspace – walls and floors We can...

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

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

...at assumption of what you are trying to accomplish is correct, I would suggest you look over this page about insulating crawlspaces – How to insulate crawlspa...

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

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...ave a vapor barrier, so just doing a vapor barrier itself puts you halfway to a passive radon stack, in that 6 mil poly vapor barriers are standard fare for rad...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

How do you install a radon barrier in a crawlspace with an uneven floor?

...age will also be valuable – how to insulate and prevent mold in a crawl space The most important thing to do in a crawlspace is make sure it has a vapor barri...

Posted by Reinhart Bigl Nov. 29, 2021, 4:01 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...ate a drainage route for any water that may accumulate on the foundation wall and drain to the floor. This would also have the advantage of creating a radon gas...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses