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Moisture and humidity is probably from sidewalls not under floor. Need to excavate and water/damp proof outside foundation or treat from inside.
You need to look for Icynene Foam (usually) commercial sprayers in your region. Sprayed on icynene foam can meet all your needs.
You probably have an illegal footer and cannot continue unless your footer step down has been poured and formed and reinforced with a bulkhead. ...
Code says an exterior footing drain is only required when the finished floor is below grade. Put another way, if the finished floor of the crawl...
Your problem lies mostly with your soil. A low area with clay soil has a very low water retention and poor runoff. The best answer is always ...
Superior Walls are fine so long as they are engineered to handle your overall loads and lateral pressures. Ultimatley your building code enforce...
Superior Walls is a great system. No footers required. Already insulated. Trucked and craned to location and placed usually in one day. ...
I you live in a region that is governed by the International Codes Council(ICC) International Residential Building code you may not be able to use ...
You can buy backer rod, oakum, or similar gap filling products at most home improvment centers but few will keep ground water under pressure out of...
Sorry even further, but in my opinion the asphalt should have never been placed over the concrete. Asphalt is most properly installed by removin...
Your building code will likley allow your to enclose the chimney and insulate the framing as along as the framework and insulation retain a minimum...
Should your worry? Not before you find out what kind of insulation you have. It is likley not asbestos is loose filled/blown. More likley ...
"Most contractors so far want to add vents to the knee wall and blow cellulose in the knee wall and insultate around the room." Nope. Cannot be...
Check with your local building code HVAC office for their interpretation of the code. But typically forced air heat ducts at less than 100 degre...
And unless you are already an inept physical invalid, a hammer will put no one in the hospital for a 10-20 minute exercise in smacking off of sever...
Yes, and I agree. You said "almost assuredly" which is not even close to saying it is so or will occur. The POINT is that 'dampproofing' is use...