"I believe your best option is to deal with this when you have the roof off. I would suggest, if possible is to remove all of the existing insulation and replace with dense pack cellulose. If you achieve the proper density of 3.5 to 4.0 #'s per…"
"Yes in my location in upstate NY this is a common practice. Even more common while dense packing tuck under garage ceilings. Be carefull and beware. That is why we do constant pre and post job inspections. Sometimes even with a great inspection…"
"This method can work and I have done it. I can offer one suggestion to save time and materila. After you drill your hole stuff the equivalent of a 10# onion gad and dense pack the bag toward the rim joist. For the side of the basement that the joist…"
"Loose fill at this point will help, you have minimized the air movement with your air sealing and considering the delta T in your location you may be ok. Up where I come from it would have to be dense packed not loose filled.
"Thanks Elisa that is a great shout out for weatherization. I have been in the bussiness in several capacities for close to 30 years. It seems a lot of contractors enjoy putting down weatherization professionals and say don't hire them i…"
"Good morning. I am sorry i did not see your post sooner but i will share a couple of issues I have run into.We were doing a retro fit side wall insulation on an old farm house in upstate NY. Money was no object to this homeowner so when we…"
"What you may see in the basement sometimes is the actual outside wall framing wide open to the basement. This, at least in my NE location is not the norm.They usally are blocked off. That does not mean that the house is not balloon framed. I…"
"If it is true balloon you can tell from either the attic or the basement as David said. Also if the house is a 2 story the windows on the on the first and second floor will line up with each other. There are several different forms of ballon…"
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