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Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-29-2014 at 11:41 AM
I had a second company come in this past week to give an assessment. This company also seems to
make encapsulation their bread and butter. The estimate came to between 8-10K depending on the
Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-25-2014 at 02:18 PM
You aren't suggesting that you would insulate between the joists and then apply a vapor barrier
to the joists are you? I've read that is a definite no no.You probably know that wood is
Posted in thread: Basement Insulation/Ceiling Joist on 09-23-2014 at 02:10 PM
Basements are interesting things, are you insulating to help keep the room above warm? Or do
you intend to live there? Or for some other purpose?
Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-23-2014 at 02:03 PM
Virginia is a humid place, as such a vented crawl space is not a good idea.The problem is, that
warm wet air always heads for a cold surface to condense.A crawl space is likely to be below
Posted in thread: Can Fan solve water condensation issues in attic? on 09-23-2014 at 12:35 PM
People create water vapor by washing, cooking, breathing - for a start.Water vapor is pulled
into the roof by the passing wind and sometimes because warm air rises.When the inside of the
roof is below...
Posted in thread: How do I know if my basement is insulated? on 05-25-2014 at 06:00 AM
Fascinating subject, it should be taught at school.So many people have trouble
understanding.One thing that troubles me about the insulation industry and builders is, that a
Polar bear has a two inch ...
Posted in thread: How do I know if my basement is insulated? on 05-23-2014 at 12:51 PM
I bought a house with a finished basement. Its always cold there. And gets colder the further
away from the furnace. Before I start any attempt to fix it I want to know if the problem is
the low or la...
Posted in thread: Insulating the crawl spaces and basement with Batt insulation on 05-23-2014 at 12:29 PM
I am going to be Insulating the crawl spaces and basement with Batt insulation, my question is
that since I'm using batt insulation how can I prevent it from falling down or getting
insulation on ever...
Posted in thread: Is glass enclosure warmer on 01-30-2014 at 12:23 PM
Thanks for the reply Perry and confirming my fears :(I will put two sliding doors on either
side. Also thinking I will have retractable windows at the top to let out the hot air from the
top and allow...
Posted in thread: Is glass enclosure warmer on 01-26-2014 at 11:45 AM
A single sheet of glass has the same insulation properties as a single leaf brick wall.Having
written that: A brick wall, as built is full of holes, thousands of them, and is not easy to
live with. Bu...