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newbieowner 04-24-2009 09:04 AM

Insulate Cellar?

This is a pic of the ceiling of my cellar. There is no access from inside the house and I was wondering if the lack of insulation is the cause of the first floor being cold all the time.

This is how I bought the house and the inspector said i did not need to insulate. The cinder blocks you see the beams of the house sitting on is exposed to the elements so would it be safe to say I am loosing heat through the cellar?

If so how do I insulate the cinder block wall?

Scuba_Dave 04-24-2009 07:27 PM

I would insulate the outer sill plate all the way around
That & replacing single pane windows w/new double pane LOW e made a huge difference

gma2rjc 04-24-2009 07:45 PM

Is this a crawl space?

newbieowner 04-26-2009 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 265144)
Is this a crawl space?

it was, but the original owners dug down deep enough to make it a cellar. there is no access from the inside of the house. the entire floor is concrete and the walls are cinder block.

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