Shelia
Shelia
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  • Beckville, TX
Asked on Dec 13, 2018

How to protect against sweating on my small porch?

Joy30150932Johnavallance82Kelli L. Milligan

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I have a small porch that is inclosed on 3 sides. I’m thinking about completely walking in the porch to be used as a closet. It has a cement floor and my concern is sweating and how to protect the carpet once installed. How do I prepare the cement for carpet ? I live in east Texas so lots of humidity. My partially inclosed carport sweats constantly so I’m afraid this will happen to the new closet. Thanks !

3 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Insulate the walls and ceiling, run a duct n there,thru ceiling for HVAC.

    • Shelia
      on Dec 14, 2018

      Yes, will definitely insulate, and planned on having a c/h vent installed. Thanks Kelli 😊

  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Hi Sheila, First insulate the floor and walls and line them with Cladding of some sort.. Make a sort of Duck Board for the floor that you can walk on. Then add Rails or Hooks for your clothes. If you get the chance add a window or small extractor fan.

    • Shelia
      on Dec 14, 2018

      How do I insulate the floor if it’s a concrete slab ? And what do you mean “ a Duck board floor I can walk on “ ? Will most definitely insulate wall and ceiling but no window as the outer wall will be where clothes will be hung. Thanks !

  • Joy30150932
    on Dec 13, 2018

    You need to place a vapor barrier under the carpet to hold the moisture down.

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