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Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...space. 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 the 60s. I have si...

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

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

...space and insulate? Currently it is a vented space. Should the vents be closed permanently? The floor joists have batt insulation in them now. I have a vapor ba...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...space. This is in Colorado, dry climate, cold winters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is sealed with a vapor barrior, but my indoo...

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

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

...spaces - Crawl Space Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly Once your walls are closed in you will need to decide if you are heating the space ...

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

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...space covered in crushed stone. I have high humidity in the house and crawl space (despite the fact that the crawlspace is always clean and dry) for which I am ...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I put gravel on a crawl space floor for drainage?

...space floor to allow moisture drainage? Before putting the moisture barrier down. Thank u

Posted by Karen Lundgren Foulk April 12, 2021, 9:43 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

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

...space will prevent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air seal is going to co...

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

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

...spaces and how they are best insulated and kept dry. Crawl Space Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly So a few questions – is it now just fla...

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

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

...space. I would like to know the correct way to insulate my crawl space regarding vapour barrier and what to do around vents and plumping pipes when installing. ...

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

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...space and increasing your risk of mold forming . Here is our page all about how to insulate a crawl space – Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home co...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...spaces – How to insulate and seal crawl spaces That should tell you all you need on that topic, and yes, it's best to insulate and protect your crawl space ...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...space improvements is here – Crawl Space Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly One option would be to insulate the walls and concrete slab flo...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...space between the block and barrier has to breath for the moisture to dry. I have the idea of putting a dehumitifer by the utlities and running duct work (sla...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...space; either you insulate the floor of the crawl space and then treat it as part of the conditioned living space (meaning heat it), or you can insulate the flo...

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

Where should you mount solar panels if you don't have space on your roof?

...space of course, but also if the roof orientation is right for solar exposure. An alternative, as you mention in your question, is a solar tracker mount . We ha...

Posted by Dan Hynes Aug. 31, 2020, 9:23 a.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...spaces to get an idea of the basics on how they function best. Crawl Space Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly As for how to convert your co...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...space warm so it becomes part of the conditioned space. Have you already found pages about crawlspace repair on our site? if not, start with this page here – ...

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

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...spaces makes no mention of insulating the ceiling of a crawlspace, which implies that no insulation should be added and that the crawlspace is to be inside the ...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses