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Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Dec 21, 2018. 8 Replies

So like the Title says. I have an encapsulated crawl space with spray foam insulation around the perimeter. The floors do not have any insulation and are cold. It doesn't help that my entire home is…Continue

Crawl Encap job critique

Started Nov 20, 2014 0 Replies

Hello All,I'm just looking to the forum to see what you guys think of my crawl encapsulation and if you would have changed anything. Also, if anyone has any recommendations for anything else I can…Continue

 

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Jason replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"That's kind of what I was thinking, it will just be cold. At least it's nice in the summer though. The temp is basically about whatever the earth temp is at that level and a little from the effect from the living area. I think the…"
Dec 21, 2018
Jason replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Thanks!"
Dec 21, 2018
Jason replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Thanks I'll look into it"
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Just as an FYI, tile floors will always "feel" cool no matter what time of year especially if barefoot or just wearing socks unless exposed to some sort of heat - be it the sun or whatever Adding in insulation won't really help much…"
Dec 21, 2018
Brian Robinson replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"You'll probably want to eliminate the radiant link between the ceiling/subfloor and the floor of crawlspace. They are likely fairly close and the cool earth cools the floor above it in both winter and summer. Far less expensive than…"
Dec 20, 2018
Daniel Cullen replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"If you're a do-it-yourselfer  and like to scrounge a bit then you could visit some re-roofing jobsites and start collecting scraps of Polyisocyanurate board insulation. Piece it together across the crawlspace floor, tape the seams if you…"
Dec 20, 2018
Jason replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Thanks, I do have my air ducts in the space, but I'm usually running my woodstove. I have a few vents detached and free blowing in the space. When the heat is running, it doesn't seem to make much difference on the floors. It may just be…"
Dec 20, 2018
Charles Buell replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Sure---condition the crawl space."
Dec 20, 2018
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Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation

So like the Title says. I have an encapsulated crawl space with spray foam insulation around the perimeter. The floors do not have any insulation and are cold. It doesn't help that my entire home is either tile or hardwood. I'm wondering if there is a way to warm up the floors in the winter in a cost effective manner. The good thing about it, in the summer the floors are cool and my AC doesn't have to work too hard to keep it comfortable. I'm thinking the good just cancels out the bad and just…See More
Dec 20, 2018

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At 9:49am on December 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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