Crawlspace Encapsulation Concerns
I have 2 crawlspaces -40 (x20 and 56X31) and recently removed failing batt insulation from the joists. I have installed dehumidifiers in each and have the RH down to 50% however the Dehumidifiers have run continuously. I have access to TX-1200 for the vapor barrier and RMAX TSX1500 for insulating the exterior walls of the Crawlspace.
All my reading points me to insulating the walls and redoing the vapor barrier on the floors. My plan is to run the vapor barrier 1-5 inches up on the insulated walls and all the way up on the interior/in insulated walls. and then insulate the rim joists with rigid board or spray foam. When reading on this site, it gives me pause putting a vapor barrier on the wall. My questions below.
Will installing a vapor barrier on the wall cause mold?
When insulating and using a vapor barrier on the inside of the crawlspace, are there concerns with the block and band joists not being able to allow the element (Air/moisture) through?
Is a soil mitigation system needed to prevent smells in the home?
Are the materials I listed good for the job?
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