Dirt crawl space confusion and mixed advice
We live in a 150-year old schoolhouse – brick over plank walls – Walls and attic insulated well. STone and mortar foundation ~ four ‘ deep two’ thick with large beams on top supporting building.
Dirt crawl space that’s 2′ – 5′ deep (depending on how much it was dug it out for water heater, furnace, etc. ) Very dry all year… furnace ductwork and plumbing fine…. one heat duct to keep space warmish. No insulation. A vent at either end through foundation – open in summer; sealed in winter. We are in central Ontario so quite cold in winter but building seems easy to heat and floors not cold. So we have just “left it alone” – some plastic down on crawlspace floor to keep worst of dirt off when doing plumbing etc maintenance. Not a place I spend a lot of time in!
So if no big problems, seems to me sealing the CS, trying to figure out to insulate above and walls etc will just be a headache and cause problems. Thoughts?
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