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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:58 PM   #1
chris1044
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Crawlspace insulation

Calling builders/tradesman...looking to insulate my crawlspace and have been reading differing info. Some says to encapsulate, others say no.

Currently it's vented with batts in between the floor joists. Like a typical house insulated like this, they're falling from the floor and aren't doing shit. Rather than just replace them now and have to redo it in five years, I'd like to do it right and be done. Crawlspace never ever has had standing water, and I've never seen any condensation/sweat on any boards/walls and foundation appears to be "dry" throughout the year...

So...vapor barrier on the floor, foam board around the perimiter of the foundation, seal off the vents...what else am I missing here? I've been reading a lot with encapsulation and moisture getting into the foundation, then moving up into the sill plate and causing rot...
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