We have a 1971 split entry where the first floor is cantilevered two ft. over the basement space in front, where it is above grade. We opened the overhang and found moldy and mousy 3-1/2″ fiberglass insulation and no blocking in the bays between floor joists before going back into the living space. The plan is to put in new fiberglass battsbatsh moisture barrier facing up, and make sure there is airspace between the overhang soffit and the batt.bat.also plan to put small circular vents in these soffits. The question is whether we should also install blocking in the bays over the wall plate. Doing this would be complicated in two of the bays by HVAC ducts servicing the floor above. The climate here is southern New England. Comments on blocking as well as the re-insulation strategy are welcome.
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