Archive for November 21st, 2010

New subfloor and a host of other headaches

Nov 21, 2010 in Politics

Whoever built the addition on the house cut every corner possible. Not only is it poorly heated (the ducts run through a dirt crawlspace) it’s poorly insulated. The subfloor consists of 1/2 inch OSB and that was the only barrier between the living room space and the frozen Iowa earth below. The previous owners also sealed off the entry to the crawlspace so insulation between the joists would require sawing an access hole in the old flooring. With that in mind we opted for a quarter inch of foam underlayment with another layer of sheathing screwed down on top of it.