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Do Rain and Snow Mean I Have to Seal My Crawl Space in Chicago?

Do Rain and Snow Mean I Have to Seal My Crawl Space in Chicago?

Mar 4, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

  Everybody knows about Chicago winters. The wind howls, the lake freezes, the snow piles up, kitchen chairs appear in parking spots, right? Well, not always. Some winters here are actually fairly mild and snowfall can range from the Blizzard of 2010 – 11 to the almost snow-free winter the...

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Crawl Space Encapsulation: What if I Don’t Use my Crawl Space?

Crawl Space Encapsulation: What if I Don’t Use my Crawl Space?

Jun 6, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

A crawl space is basically a basement that you can’t stand up in, an unfinished space common to a home’s foundation that is usually between one foot and three feet high. Many people use their crawl spaces for storage of infrequently used belongings – holiday decorations, lawn and garden...

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Crawl Space Encapsulation and Vapor Barriers for Damp Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Encapsulation and Vapor Barriers for Damp Crawl Spaces

Apr 9, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

  A crawl space is often wasted space if a dirt or gravel floor makes it unusable or inconvenient for the storage that every homeowner needs. It’s even worse if the crawl space contributes dampness to the home or allows costly heating or cooling to escape. We are often called...

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Tags: crawl space encapsulation, crawl space vapor barrier, crawl space concrete floor, damp crawl space

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