Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

wet insulation

Due to the storm surge, the insulation in my crawl space got wet . The is no water now and the crawl is well ventilated. Do I need to replace the insulation(fiberglass) or can I just let it dry on its own? Thanks

birdie2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,518
Rewards Points: 4,152

wet insulation

It's trash now and if left in place you can be 100% mold will be setting in because the wood can not dry out.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
concretemasonry's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
Posts: 3,819
Rewards Points: 2,126

wet insulation

Get it out and toss it.

Insulation does not dry out just from warmer temperatures and it need active air circulation (low humidity) all around it on all sides and agitation.

Many people sadly discovered this after Katrina when they thought they had dried it out and then refinished the space, just to be faced by a disaster.

concretemasonry is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to concretemasonry For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (11-13-2012)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulation question for vaulted home Talgonadia Insulation 3 08-22-2012 07:06 AM
?'s about foil-faced "bubble wrap" insulation badger73 Insulation 5 06-25-2012 06:09 AM
Several Insulation Quotes, Big Decisions to make knotquiteawake Insulation 2 05-04-2012 12:16 PM
Garage Insulation yamster Insulation 0 07-01-2011 02:30 PM
Rafter Vents and Insulation nofx1981 Roofing/Siding 15 03-10-2010 09:14 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.