Insulating a dirt floor crawlspace / Discussions

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...ave a cottage with a crawl space near Halliburton, Ontario,Canada. It has a solid block perimeter but has a dirt floor. Also, there is a very large rock under t...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 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 can I use as an air barrier under an old wood floor with no sub floor?

...addition. The old wood 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 wa...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...ation 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, but I would...

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

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

...age about crawlspace insulation, that may answer your questions- The best way to insulate a crawlspace When you’ve seen crawlspaces with walls insulated and...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 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

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

...ank you Amber A crawl space with a dirt floor is always a problem as the dirt will be a continuous source of moisture and risk mold, mildew and rotting floor ...

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

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

...ad over that link about crawlspaces, and if I’m misunderstanding what you are doing please clear it up a bit and we are happy to help more. Also, where are you ...

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

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