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Old 12-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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I have a spot in my living room where the room juts out a little and there is no soil under neath it. The carpet in that area of the room is about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the room. I was wondering if i could fill the spot in with something to better insulate the area. Any ideas?
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Are the floor joists cantilevered off the foundation? Are they open from the basement?

You may need to dig yourself an access under that ---Have you watched 'The Great Escape'?

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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There was suppost to be R19 insualtion then plywood under it.
Never just fill it in or you just but the wood closer to where insects (termites) can get in.
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It looks like trouble just waiting to happen with the soil being almost in direct contact with the cantilever.

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I'm just guessing here! but, is there no inspections required where ever this is built?

that needs a foundation. what held those bricks up when laying?

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #6
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what held those bricks up when laying?
That doesn't look like real bricks to me. Maybe a "thin brick" application.
Sure looks phony. I'll bet the bricks are just glued on to the structure.
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They are fake....look at the corners.....real brick, the ends would alternate...
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The bricks are not real. Look at the corners. The brick does not continue through the corner. There is a seem all the way up.
The ones on the window sill might be real.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:40 AM   #9
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Remove carpet----open subfloor with a saw---air seal the area----add insulation--replace sub floor--reset the carpet.

That area will always be cooler than the rest of the room,due to the windows----getting the floor insulated and sealed will help a lot.

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