Crawl Space

Man in white jumpsuit adding insulation between joists in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate the Crawl Space Under Your Home

Margaret asks, “My house has a crawlspace under it, and the floors get very cold in winter. What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace on a budget?”

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Recycling chute in kitchen cabinets leads to bin under house

Foundation Door and Recycling Chute for Kuppersmith Project House

A metal mesh foundation door was installed on the Kuppersmith Project house to provide access to the crawlspace under the house. The foundation door also allowed access to bins for the recycling chutes, which we installed behind a door in the kitchen cabinets. Watch this video to find out more.

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Spray painting a cast iron foundation vent grate

How to Paint Cast Iron Foundation Vent Grates

Before painting the cast iron foundation vent grates on the Kuppersmith Project house, a wire brush was used to remove any rust. Next, the vents were sprayed with a metal primer followed by a metal paint to match the trim on the house. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Keep Wood Floors from Buckling and Cupping

Lynn asks, “We recently had new siding put on our house, and now the wood flooring is starting to buckle. What could be the problem?”

High humidity is usually the culprit when floors buckle. Read on to find out what to do about it.

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How to Make Floors Warmer Over a Crawl Space in Winter

Glen asks, “Can I install a plastic sheet over the existing insulation under the crawl space of my house without causing mold to the insulation?”

A better approach would be to limit the ventilation in your crawl space during the winter, and cover the ground with plastic to reduce the moisture level under your home.

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Installing insulation between the joists in a basement

How to Insulate Under Floors in a Basement or Crawlspace

Insulating the space between the joists in a basement or crawlspace can help reduce your energy bills. Watch this video to find out how.

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How to Solve Moisture Problems Under Your Home

Mary asks, “We live in an older home that is raised off the ground with a crawlspace. In the past few years, the hardwood flooring in several rooms has started to warp and cup. What could be the problem?”

It sounds like you may have excessive moisture and humidity in the crawlspace under your home.

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Allen Lyle in crawlspace under house.

How to Reduce Mold and Moisture Under Your Home

Excess moisture in the crawlspace under your home can make it a breeding ground for mold, rot, and termites. Watch this video to find out what you can do to prevent it.

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