Post & Beam Sealing
I have been doing a lot of reading on this site and other places around the internet. It feels like my head is about to explode so I’m just going to ask the question. Most homes that I’ve seen talked about that have a crawlspace also have a perimeter wall of cinder blocks or something like that. Mine does not. There are 5 rows of 13 posts per row. I will try and post the pics showing this. To do a liner I would have to run it down 4 different rows and then splice it all together with tape and hope that it totally seals it off. I have also read about people putting rigid board up against the boards from underneath the house and then taping the joints and addidng OSB, thus leaving a deadspace between the floor and the insulation. This might be possible except for the 65 places that the posts rest against the bottom of my floor joists. I used to think about just having some closed cell foam sprayed in but now I don’t know about that either. I was going to wrap up all of my PEX with foam and put a fine mesh screen around the bottom because with all the wood protected I wouldn’t have to worry about rot so much. I live in Northeast Texas and we do have very high humidity here. Drainage around the house is good and I just recently put a swale in my yard to help divert all the rain water out of the yard. I also planned to put down a plastic with wash rock or recycled rubber on top and that would help divert any water away from the house. I recently had my house moved from where it was built 6 years ago and since getting it here I haven’t done anything with it because I simply don’t know what to do. I didn’t have it vented before but I didnt have a barrier down either so there are some spots with mildew that I will need to treat before insulating at all. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Thanks for any assitance!
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