How to properly insulate a vented crawl space?
From the articles I’ve read on this website I know most people prefer a basement, slab on grade, or a sealed crawl space to a vented crawl space. Unfortunately a basement isn’t an option due to high ground water and apparently in Idaho (where the new build is taking place) the vented crawl spaces out perform the sealed crawl. There aren’t any slab on grade homes in the area and our builder isn’t familiar with them, so we are trying to avoid it if possible.
So it sounds like we’re stuck with a vented crawl, but all the insulation info I see is about SEALED crawl spaces. Does anybody have any advice for properly insulating a VENTED crawl space? The walls of the house will be in the R35 neighborhood and the roof should be around R50 so I want to insure the floors are in the same league as the rest of the house. There will probably be traditional duct work and water pipes in the crawl space. The house is in climate zone 6 in eastern Idaho.
There is so much conflicting info about crawl spaces I don’t know where to begin, any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
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