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Crawl Space Moisture Problems- An Email From Brian

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

Matt,I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your website. It is extremely informative and helpful to the DIYer like myself–I’ve read every single page you have on your site. I have a fairly serious moisture problem in my crawlspace at my home in Virginia Beach. My washer machine plumbing had a small leak that I didn’t notice for many months. This has led to some pretty nasty mold growth under the crawlspace. I crawled down to check it last week and while I’m fairly certain...

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Installing Rigid Foam Insulation with a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

To get the most out of the SilverBack™ vapor barrier and foundation insulation, be sure to install both correctly. This diagram shows how to install them in your crawl space. If you want to learn more about crawl space insulation, check out this article.By installing the crawl space vapor barrier over the insulation you will prevent holes in the vapor barrier from securing the rigid foam to the wall. It goes without saying that the holes would not be a good thing. The rigid foam will not absorb...

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Crawl Space Moisture, an email from a customer

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

Hi, My crawl space is moist, i.e., the air is damp and the foundation walls show signs of wetness. A mold inspector has not found mold and the subfloor is dry. I am planning to dry out the crawl space and I have a few questions regarding your product and the various approaches that I’ve read about:1. I’ve come to your site via ‘Ask the Builder’ where you or one of your colleagues pointed to the Crawl Space Vapor Barrier product. (Very nice site, btw.) In the article, Tim Carter (author of ‘Ask...

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Crawl Space Drains- What if I have a leak?

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

What if I have a leak from a pipe after I have my crawl space encapsulated? I will have a swimming pool under my house, should I have some kind of drain installed in the vapor barrier? This question usually arises after meeting with a franchise company that sells a drain for their vapor barrier system. The product pitch is designed to settle a fear of what if my crawl space gets water in it from a frozen pipe or broken water line. The drain is designed with a ping pong ball under a drain cover...

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