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by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tar paper vs tyvek
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Tar paper vs tyvek

The problem with crawl spaces is all the crawling. You will never find a comfortable working position, even at 4'. If you're going to have 4' of clearance, what would be the cost for 7' or 8' to have better accessibility and storage? It is a result of the sloping land, there is not really a basemen...
by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tar paper vs tyvek
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Tar paper vs tyvek

It is a sealed crawlspace and yes it is conditioned space. if your building a new house in the south I think your crazy not to seal the crawlspace and condition the space, some areas of the country it is becoming very common to seal up existing crawlspaces after they have become damp mold producing ...
by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tar paper vs tyvek
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Tar paper vs tyvek

It is a 4' crawlspace, with a 36x36 door in the garage to it, should not be too bad to maintain I don't think, esp with concrete floor. though I have no experience to justify this, I was also going to put the water heaters down there so they don't eat up room in garage or have potential of leaks in ...
by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tar paper vs tyvek
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Tar paper vs tyvek

Thanks for the reply :) here is what my local code says "15# asphalt felt complying with astm d226, or other approved water resistant barrier." I think felt went out of fashion because like many things labor savings is king in modern society, potential problems 10 years from now are not what they ca...
by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tar paper vs tyvek
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Tar paper vs tyvek

I am pretty sure I am going to use tar paper as opposed to Tyvek or the like. I have been looking into it and I know the tar paper is the old way of doing it, but old does not mean bad. Personally I believe it is impossible to keep moisture out of the walls if your in a humid climate, and tar paper ...
by EliD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Consider pledging or donating today
Replies: 18
Views: 21086

Re: Consider pledging or donating today

Thanks for the videos, building a house and they have helped give me a lot more confidence to do it myself and take on a lot more of the projects myself. through a couple bucks in the hat, sorry my budget is so tight cant afford to do more.