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Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation

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Closed Crawl Space

by | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 |

A closed crawl space is one that was built without foundation Vents Within the last few years the building code has allowed homes built on a crawl space to be built as a “closed crawl space”. This means foundation vents are not required as long as other requirements are met. This type of crawl space is more energy efficient than an open crawl space. Sealing the crawl space is also known as crawl space encapsulation. Encapsulating crawl spaces ensures that the outside moisture is sealed outside...

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Spray Foam Insulation in a Crawl Space

by | Monday, May 4, 2015 |

It sounds like a good Idea“Spray foam is a good moisture barrier with a low perm rating“, False. Closed cell spray foam has a perm rating of 2.6 at a thickness of 1?. In order to get to a perm rating of less than 1, the spray foam will need to be a minimum of 3.5? thick. This type of insulation has a fairly high R-value at 6.0 per inch. This means that you will need to buy an R-21 worth of spray foam in order to get a perm rating under 1.0. This product is priced by the square foot per inch of...

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How to Install A Crawl Space Drain System

by | Thursday, April 23, 2015 |

Crawl Space Drain Systems Dig the trench 5-6" deep or deep enough to keep the drain pipe level and below the crawl space soil line Do not put dirt on top of the drain tile, leave it open or covered with pea stone Do not dig the trench at a slope to the basin, this will cause erosion and your pipe will be to deep for the basin You should bury the entire drain pipe in pea stone if: it does not have a “sock” on the pipe. the soil is mostly clay. you are concerned about clogging If the drain pipe...

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