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cdoersom

05:50PM | 10/02/05
Member Since: 10/01/05
1 lifetime posts
My central Texas home is up on piers with wood and ceramic floors that get kind of cold in the winter. I'd like to put fiberglass batts between the floor joists. Do I need a vapor barrier in this climate? If I do, on which side of the insulation should it be?

Tia!

Carol

Billhart

10:22PM | 10/02/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Go a search on -conditioned crawlspace - and - sealed crawlspace.

You can start with www.buildingscience.com

In most climates it is much better to insulate the crawlspace walls and put a vapor barrier over the ground under the house.


zackivan

02:55PM | 10/13/05
Member Since: 10/02/05
26 lifetime posts
Most insulation at the local Home Depot has a vapor barrier on at least one side. Buy it and install the vapor barrier on the floor side of the crawl space. That's the fluffy side facing down. Install it using insultion hangers made by Simpson. Also at Home Depot.

Zack


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