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michigander

10:44AM | 01/19/05
Member Since: 01/17/05
3 lifetime posts
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I live in a wood structure 1970's ranch home and recently had the crawl space insulated with batting. I notice they didn't insulate the areas between the floor and foundation blocks(band joists?). The exterior walls, near the floor are very cold. Could those uninsulated areas be the cause?

I checked the walls and they are insulated, but not sure how much.

microfoil

02:14PM | 01/24/05
Member Since: 12/01/04
7 lifetime posts
Heat seeks cold.

Weather the cold is on the outside or underside of your home, the cold is traveling through a certain medium (wood or concrete). To stop this you will need a thermal break. A thermal creak consists of a material that will stop or slow the cold migration. Styrofoam will work but try to get a board that is laminated with a vapor/moisture barrier on both sides. Send me your address and I will send you free samples of that material, you can contact me @ microfoil.com or call 602 528-FOIL


Piffin

07:24AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I would cut and install XPS foam in those spaces. Depending on your climate, moisture, and threst of your vapour comntrol package, i would avoid using a VB there as it might trap moisture and cause rot.

Excellence is its own reward!


erkinator

02:17AM | 02/01/05
Member Since: 07/28/04
60 lifetime posts
I just read microfoils answer.He answered my question with the same exact reply here.Sounds like he`s in the sales business instead of trying to help others.I`m not downing your efforts,but be real in your answers to people.

Piffin

12:48PM | 02/01/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I had the same impression that he was here to sell a specific product rather than give good advice. Sometimes a VB does more harm than good, and there are few who would be using styrafom anyway

Excellence is its own reward!


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