insulating crawlspace under house

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Old 03-26-03, 12:38 PM
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insulating crawlspace under house

I recently bought a converted summer bungalow on LI. I am in a flood zone but it hasn't flooded here in over ten years.

I want to insulate the crawlspace under the house. The walls of the crawlspace are cinderblocks, the floor in one section is the ground and the addition is cement. I plan on putting a vapor barrier on the ground. What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of the crawlspace in order to eliminate cold floors in the house.

Thanks ahead of time for all advice!
 
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Old 03-26-03, 07:26 PM
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I think becuase of the flood posiabilty use strofoam sheets/planks with the foil paper facing the inner part of the house.
 
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Old 03-27-03, 01:43 PM
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We only put polystyrene 2"or 3" on the walls of the crawlway with a 6 mil poly on the ground and up the wall 12" over lap it also 12 " and tape it. cut blocks Of R19 FG and put them in the joist space up on the sill plate all around the home ED
 
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Thanks Willy and Ed for your advice.

I should explain that I am an inexperienced first-time female homeowner. I am planning to do the insulation with the help of some friends who have some experience in home repair.

Could you tell me what R19 FX is? Thanks again for your help!

 
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Old 03-27-03, 03:34 PM
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Thats R 19 fiberglass insulation should come in a roll this is what we cut and put up on the sill plate all around the home in the joist space ED
 
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