31 Oct '12, 6pm

Conditoning a crawl space: process and materials #green

I'm trying to find a contractor to do a job that I cannot do due to medical issues. But, what I can do is have specs in the proposal consistent with what I expect. I have read Martin Holladay's comprehensive article on how to condition a crawl space. http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/building-unvented... The contractor may be open to using battens to secure Tu-Tuff, but he is requesting an explanation for use of the battens. He prefers to run the Tu-Tuff (vapor barrier) only up 6 inches and seal edges against wall with a non drying mastic. Then follow with application of Thermax, also adhered to wall with mastic. Personally, I think that this may not be the optimum plan. Concrete walls seep moisture More on this below. RE: battens: I, too, am not sure of the rationale for the battens. Is it for keeping the Tu-Tuff taut while using minimum amount of mas...

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