The Crawl Space Solution- #12

Crawl Space Encapsulation Chances are very good that I have described some negative crawl space conditions in this article that you were not aware of. The good news is the solution is fairly simple. The hardest part is to allow your self the time to properly research...
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Crawl Space Moisture Control #13

Before any of the negative conditions can be addressed properly the crawl space environment has to be controlled. We know moisture is a major problem with crawl spaces so let’s start there. When it comes to controlling any environment one has to know where the...
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The Open Earth #14

Once the foundation vents are closed it is time to address the open earth and the foundation walls. There are many different ways to address these two problems. If what you want is to completely eliminate these areas from causing any problems again in your lifetime...
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The Art of Saving Money #15

When hiring a professional to install any vapor barrier in a crawl space the majority of the cost is in labor, insurance and operating costs. So if you are going to pay $1500 for a temporary fix why would you not pay $2500 for a permanent one? Here’s my view; do it...
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Dry the Crawl Space #16

Now that the crawl space environment can be controlled the next step is to dry it out. A quality crawl space dehumidifier is a wise investment if the home’s structure is saturated or the home is located in a high humidity location like Georgia. Here are some points to...
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Conditioned Air in the Crawl Space #17

There are a few components to accomplishing a conditioned crawl space successfully; conditioned air circulation and proper crawl space insulation. To understand the proper way to insulate the crawl space you should first know how and why to circulate the conditioned...
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How It Works #18

During the summer months the efficiency works the complete opposite. During the winter the heat supply is the key vehicle for the efficiency while the air return supports the circulation of warm air to be exchanged. In the summer the air return is the key vehicle for...
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Properly Insulating the Crawl Space #19

Properly insulating the crawl space is very important to the energy efficiency of a conditioned crawl space. Insulation in the floor joists cavity is no longer needed if the crawl space is conditioned. Insulation in the floor joists would trap the heat in the crawl...
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Conclusion #20

There are different ways to fix the problems associated with open crawl spaces. The best way and the wrong way can simply be separated by a good sales pitch and the lack of research. This subject is far more complicated that just putting in plastic. Look at the crawl...
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The Crawl Space Solution- #12

Crawl Space Encapsulation Chances are very good that I have described some negative crawl space conditions in this article that you were not aware of. The good news is the solution is fairly simple. The hardest part is to allow your self the time to properly research...

read more

Crawl Space Moisture Control #13

Before any of the negative conditions can be addressed properly the crawl space environment has to be controlled. We know moisture is a major problem with crawl spaces so let’s start there. When it comes to controlling any environment one has to know where the...

read more

The Open Earth #14

Once the foundation vents are closed it is time to address the open earth and the foundation walls. There are many different ways to address these two problems. If what you want is to completely eliminate these areas from causing any problems again in your lifetime...

read more

The Art of Saving Money #15

When hiring a professional to install any vapor barrier in a crawl space the majority of the cost is in labor, insurance and operating costs. So if you are going to pay $1500 for a temporary fix why would you not pay $2500 for a permanent one? Here’s my view; do it...

read more

Dry the Crawl Space #16

Now that the crawl space environment can be controlled the next step is to dry it out. A quality crawl space dehumidifier is a wise investment if the home’s structure is saturated or the home is located in a high humidity location like Georgia. Here are some points to...

read more

Conditioned Air in the Crawl Space #17

There are a few components to accomplishing a conditioned crawl space successfully; conditioned air circulation and proper crawl space insulation. To understand the proper way to insulate the crawl space you should first know how and why to circulate the conditioned...

read more

How It Works #18

During the summer months the efficiency works the complete opposite. During the winter the heat supply is the key vehicle for the efficiency while the air return supports the circulation of warm air to be exchanged. In the summer the air return is the key vehicle for...

read more

Properly Insulating the Crawl Space #19

Properly insulating the crawl space is very important to the energy efficiency of a conditioned crawl space. Insulation in the floor joists cavity is no longer needed if the crawl space is conditioned. Insulation in the floor joists would trap the heat in the crawl...

read more

Conclusion #20

There are different ways to fix the problems associated with open crawl spaces. The best way and the wrong way can simply be separated by a good sales pitch and the lack of research. This subject is far more complicated that just putting in plastic. Look at the crawl...

read more