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BV017372

12:14PM | 09/10/18
We keep our 70s ranch house at 68 degrees and apparently this has caused condensation to form on top of the insulation under the floor, causing the paper barrier and fiberglass insulation to become saturated. The problem came to light whan an orginial oak floor in a guest bedroom began to buckle, near a vent and AC return. When the insulation was pulled down it was like rain. There are many other spots under the house where there are puddles of water dripping from similiar places and sagging insulation. I think we will need to remove all the insulation , just to make sure the paper side is not wet, but then what? It does not seem wise to replace it. I don't know what to do about removing all the mold & rot, if it can be removed at all without tearing the house apart . Any advice or recommendations appreciated.

Woody
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BV017372

03:21PM | 09/13/18
I will add there is the recommended plastic covering the dirt in the crawl space, but not up the walls. There are puddles of water in many places from the condensation leaking from the wet insulation. This is a dreadful mess! Please if you read this , post a comment, even if it only to advise I move! Thanks, Woody


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