Finding roof leaks – crawlspace access
How important is it to have access to all the crawlspaces? When it rains hard, I get water in my living room. I’m guessing that it’s coming from where the dormer wall joins the roof line, but since I can’t get into the crawl space below that and above the living room, I can’t tell for sure. Is it worth the bother to cut an access hatch into the wall in the 2nd floor closet to get to that space? I cut a 2″ hole through the plaster and found that I would also need to cut away the 3/4″ pine sheathing between the studs to do this. It seems like a good idea for inspection and isulation, but I’d keep the number of holes in my house down to a minumum.