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amrap

08:06AM | 05/21/03
Member Since: 05/20/03
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In our crawl space, the ground is mostly sand and a lot of the insulation from the "ceiling" is hanging. We would like it to be a cleaner area. We plan to put plywood down to create a floor, but are unsure of how to fix the insulation to stay up, without causing a moisture problem. Any advice?

plumber Tom

06:19AM | 05/23/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
You can tack the insulation back up, using a staple gun. Smooth the ground surface level, then install a vapor barrier of 4 to 6 mil plastic sheeting. Instead of plywood, consider pressure treated 2 x's, especially if the crawl is damp. They will resist bugs, moisture, etc, and in my opinion would outlast plywood.


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