Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nashville Home Inspector - Crawl Space Insulation Damage - 9.20.10

Crawl Space Insulation Damage

Did you know that sometimes the insulation in the crawl space gets damaged? "How can that be?", you ask. Well, at least I did. Take a look at the pic below. What do you think caused this?

HINT: Look down as well as up.

ANSWER: This is what insulation can look like after it has gotten wet. The pooled water on the moisture barrier is left over after the May 2010 floods in Nashville, TN. The water was high enough in the crawl space to reach the joists and insulation. See another picture below.

Depending on the extent of the damage, this insulation may have to be replaced. Surely the area above the insulation has to be checked for water damage as well. Below is what the insulation should look like.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC


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