thanks for the tip!
i havent gotten much done down there lately besides sealing up the vents and anything i can find running through the foundation. i am trying to tackle a few issues all at once around the house but im gettin there..
its drying out pretty good down there now and once i get some gutters installed and some re-grading around the foundation, i think i will be ready to start with the crawl space.
the plan is to clean and treat all the questionable lumber down there and ad some new stuff for good measure. all prior to encapsulation and dehumidifier setup.
i think i got a good plan.... now i just need the funds to implement it...lol.
i will keep this thread updated as i get things accomplished. i certainly have appreciated the opinions i have recieved so far.