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Greg Mitchell commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Rotting sill plate and band joist typically is not caused by insulation, but rather inadequate siding, improper flashing, and water intrusion due to high water from floods or snow melt. Spray foam is not a cause of sill plate rot, but might appear…"
Apr 30, 2015
Greg Mitchell commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Spray Foam should be used in crawlspaces.   To learn about closed cell foam in crawlspaces please read link below. Spray Foam Magazine Article discussing seamless crawlspace encapsulation using closed cell foam on walls and sill boxes and…"
Apr 18, 2015
Greg Mitchell commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Spray Foam Insulation is the most effective, and protective insulation available - especially for a crawlspace. I do agree that foam cannot be sprayed on a wet surface, which frankly is the same for any insulation option. First and foremost the…"
Apr 13, 2015
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Indianapolis Crawl Space Encapsulation

A healthy, sealed crawl space in Indianapolis, Indiana. The crawl space was encapsulated, insulated with spray foam, and conditioned. www.indianacrawlspacerepair.com
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Indianapolis Crawl Space Encapsulation

A healthy, sealed crawl space in Indianapolis, Indiana. The crawl space was encapsulated, insulated with spray foam, and conditioned. www.indianacrawlspacerepair.com
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Kendro Lee commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"I've learned from this blog today. I visit this site again. Were also a building maintenance located in Aus, you can check out our link http://www.delab.com.au/"
May 26, 2014
jonna lee commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Hello guys! I am newly engaged and My fiance and I was wondering what to do. To buy a old house or to build a new house then suddenly I found this blog. Were located in Gold Coast. I will now convince myself to build a new house because of…"
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Bob Daley commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Ugh! I read #2 and shuddered--spray foam is great but it should NEVER be used on a damp surface! What a nightmare."
Jan 25, 2013
tedkidd commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"LOL.  My aunt and uncle have four 50 gallon electric water heater in their summer home, with a recirc, that runs 24/7/365.  I suspect the same goes for the electric floors in the 5 bathrooms.   Tom,   I've been down the…"
Apr 12, 2012
tedkidd commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"LOL.  Please give me his number! Seriously, I think people who earn under $150k per year ARE interested because spending $1000 - $3000 too much on energy is a big deal to them.  But they simply don't know the opportunity is that big.…"
Apr 5, 2012
tedkidd commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"I know dude,  "Not my energy bill, and the homeowner's not complaining" is the predominant paradigm.  And those guys don't care that they're spending 4x what's reasonable to heat houses they don't…"
Apr 5, 2012
tedkidd commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Well, if $5000 energy cost doesn't represent a problem to you, I guess there are no problems.   To me that represents a problem and an opportunity.   And if you don't know what the consumption is, maybe this is a hole in how…"
Apr 5, 2012
tedkidd commented on Larry Ralph Jr's blog post Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs
"Hey Tom,  Are you looking in the wrong place for problems?  Looking at the crawlspace and not seeing problems doesn't necessarily mean the crawl space doesn't represent huge problems.  It may just mean you don't have…"
Apr 5, 2012

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Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 6:54pm 20 Comments

Many homeowners searching the internet for crawlspace repair information end up in home repair forums. While there is some good information out there, there are many examples of bad and outdated advice related to repairing crawlspaces. I have witnessed firsthand the results of unprofessional crawlspace repair and would like to set the record straight on what I consider to be the worst 5 crawlspace repairs I've seen.



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At 9:19am on March 7, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Larry,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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