Crawl Space Insulation & Faced Batts - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

crawl space insulation & faced batts


I am wondering if anyone knows if it is ok to use faced-batts of insulation in the crawl space with the facing towards the masonry wall?

Thank you

Advertisement

akdiy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 06:37 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

crawl space insulation & faced batts


In cooler climates, face always goes towards the heated side. But for basement, crawl space walls I would use rigid foam insulation.

Advertisement

Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
Remodeling Contractor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 3,590
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

crawl space insulation & faced batts


no. The vapor retarder (paper facing) must be placed on the warm side. It is still colder outside this wall. However this type of insulation placed on the masonry wall is a very bad idea anyway since moisture travels in both directions. And you really do not need insulation on that wall. Insulate with spray foam along the rim joist filling every bay to get a more effective barrier.
Bob Mariani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 719
Rewards Points: 500
Default

crawl space insulation & faced batts


Rather than insulate the walls I would insulate between the floor joists with the vapor barrier against the heated space, leave the walls alone just do the floor. Make sure you tighten up the leaks around the rim joist. And make sure you have adequate cross ventilation just like your attic.
SULTINI is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 09:20 AM
Unvented crawl space insulation ehardman Building & Construction 3 01-13-2009 01:44 PM
Crawl Space Insulation skinny2 Building & Construction 10 12-12-2008 12:36 PM
Crawl Space Insulation howard.wheaton Remodeling 4 11-10-2008 08:12 PM
Crawl space insulation howard.wheaton Building & Construction 10 10-21-2008 10:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts