Weatherproofing & Insulation help needed


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Old 01-11-15, 07:45 AM
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Weatherproofing & Insulation help needed

Hello,
My girlfriend moved into this house approximately 1.5 years ago and we are experiencing problems left and right. The major issue is the lack of ability to hold heat. I came across this website through some research and I am looking for some guidance. We can see the foundation, concrete slab, outside just by walking around the house. The floors in the house get EXTREMELY cold in the winter. My girlfriend has had 2 Achilles surgeries in the last 3 years so she is very sensitive to the cold. This has been a major issue both winters now. I am looking for a way to cover this and insulate the floor so she can have some comfort in her own home. Currently we are losing heat in her home like no other. Just some suggestions or some help?!?

Thank you,
Mizzlybear
 
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Old 01-11-15, 10:41 AM
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We can see the foundation, concrete slab, outside just by walking around the house.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that. Are you outside or inside when you are walking? Is the house on a slab & there is no cellar? Can you post some pics?
 
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Old 01-11-15, 01:09 PM
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I am outside and this is what it looks like on all 4 sides of the house. There is no basement or cellar.

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Looks like a slab with stem wall construction.
Insulation and vapor barrier should have been added under the slab.
What type flooring is in there now?
Any hard flooring is going to be cold under foot.
Carpet with thick padding.
Removing what's there now and adding under floor heating.
Removing all the flooring, adding 3/4" thick foam and new underlayment as a thermal break then new flooring.
Or just buying her some nice thick slippers.
 
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Old 01-12-15, 06:57 AM
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Thank you for the response Joe. The kitchen is all hard wood with an extremely thin padding underneath. I honestly believe who ever built this house cut a lot of corners to save a couple of $$. My question is, is there anything I can do outside the house to help reduce the loss of heat? or maybe on the inside of the house as well?

P.S. I already tried the slippers haha
 
 

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