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  • Crawl space insulation

    Im buying a house in Maine and it has a crawl space where they took down most of the fiberglass insulation because of mice and critters they say
    What would be the best way to insulate it

    Then what would be the best way to make sure the ground moisture does not come up . there is some plastic with stone on top

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    Re: Crawl space insulation

    Make sure there is not a problem with water as apposed to humidity. If there is a water issue, dig a perimeter ditch sloped to one corner where you would put a sump pump. The ditch would use a french drain style pie with six inches of gravel all around at minimum. Do the best you can with a vapor barrier an tape the seems with gorilla tap. Also, find a way to secure it to the wall. Of course all should be done after the insulation is up. Best way to keep up the insulation...I have seen people use masons twine and roofing tacks...one loop and onto the next bay. I would also put a good dehumidifier as well.
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      Re: Crawl space insulation

      There's a co. here that puts down pool liners over dirt crawlers. You May get an old one free,starting calling pool co. Also do a search for a special vent. It works this way. It senses moisture ,then the elec fan kicks on. About 8 years ago I paid $125.00 for it. You need a lot of vents. Here in Ca. We sometimes rat proof the dirt with 2" of concrete raked over it.
      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        Re: Crawl space insulation

        thanks tool i like the idea with the fan with the senses moisture to come on
        Charlie

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