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Crawl Space Insulation Case Studies: Crawl Space-Ashburn, VA

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Justin Dobson

Challenge

This Ashburn, VA homeowner had a bump-out added to the back of his home years ago.  The bump-out was built over crawl space and the itchen is above this crawl space.  The kitchen floors have always been cold, and the cabinets expelled cold air in the winter when you opened them.

Solution

Comfenergy was called in to solve the problem.  The existing batt insulation installed on the floor was not a good air seal, and there are gaps in between each batt.  Thus, the cold air touches the floor above and makes it cold and uncomfortable in the kitchen above.  Comfenergy "encapsulated" the crawl and turned it into a conditioned space.  Now the floors in the kitchen can be walked on with bare feet in the winter!

Project Summary

Evaluator: Mike Dowling

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