24 Nov '14, 11am

Today's article on crawl spaces by Scott Gibson: My article on crawl spaces:

Michael Geoghegan is designing a house for a mixed, humid climate and he plans on using an insulated crawl space. Advanced Energy, a regional energy consulting firm, has published a report on crawl spaces which suggests a dehumidifier can be used as an alternative to providing code-required supply air to condition a crawl space. "I'm a little bit concerned about cold floors in the winter time with this method," Geoghegan writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. "Does anyone have any experience here?" Detailing crawl spaces correctly isn't simple. A recent Q&A Spotlight focused on methods for insulating a crawl space, and Geoghegan's question — "What's the best way of ventilating a sealed crawl space?" — raises overlapping concerns. In this Q&A Spotlight, the discussion quickly turns to a broader issue: Are crawl spaces a good idea in the first place? Although they are...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/qa-spotlig...

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