mud sill

mud sill

The lowest horizontal timber at the base of a timber-framed building, usually laid directly on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
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If there is no vent in the vicinity, check the band joists and, if they are not fully insulated, please do so by placing R-19 fiberglass or Roxul insulation tightly against the band joists throughout the crawl space and staple a plastic vapor retarder to the floor sheathing, the sides of the joists and the mud sill in each space to protect the insulation from moisture migration.
Near the bottom of the 4x4s, hunters installed a 2x6 lumber mud sill around the perimeter, which keeps the framework from settling into the muddy bottom.
The other method is to staple R-19 fiberglass batts to the mud sill (member onto which the joists are set) and drape them down to the soil, which needs to be thoroughly covered with 6-mil plastic in any case.
The foundation can also absorb the water and transfer dampness to your basement or rot the mud sill (Fig.
If no seal sealer was used at the time of construction, which would be unusual, I suggest that the mud sill set on the concrete walls be caulked to prevent any infiltration.
In the model, the company foam-sealed all key leakage points: plate lines, mud sills, electrical and plumbing penetrations, areas around the baseboard and band joists, and thermal bypass areas such as bathroom soffits and flue chasms - "anything that penetrates the attic line," Ariagno says.