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Issues & Performance

Energy Vanguard: 4 Ways Moisture Enters a Vented Crawl Space
Energy Vanguard says if you have a vented crawl space, especially in a humid climate, it most likely has moisture problems.

GBA: New Vented Crawl Spaces Should Be Illegal
Green Building Advisor says for new homes, vented crawl spaces should be illegal.

Energy Vanguard: Caution On Vented Crawl Spaces In Humid Climates
Energy Vanguard says the argument about whether you should vent a crawl space in a humid climate is over. Advanced Energy's research project from 2002 proved that closed crawl spaces outperform vented crawl spaces. A quick look at the psychrometric chart shows that the argument should never have existed in the first place.

LSU: Insulating Raised Floors & Open Crawlspaces
Louisiana University describes how to insulate and air seal pier and open crawlspace foundation systems. (PDF)
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