Retrofitting Crawlspaces: Installing Ground Cover for Vapor, Air, and Thermal Control - Part 5 of 6
Thursday, March 30, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (PDT)
Part 5 of 6 - March 30, 2023 (9am - 11am) Some decisions are easy; covering dirt floors in crawlspaces is one of them. Whether you are venting your crawlspace or not, the durability and air quality in most homes is improved by covering the dirt floor. Moisture control is the primary outcome.
Secondary benefits include a reduction in particulate, and potentially, soil gases leading to better indoor air quality, improved serviceability of the space, and protection of your investment in new mechanical or plumbing systems. Covering the dirt floor is also a leverage point that allows other efficiency measures to safely proceed. Gavin Healy, of Balance Point Home Performance, will review real world installs of ground cover to meet different performance outcomes.
Indoor Air Quality