Insulating the rim joist in crawlspace
After applying a vapor retarder on the ground of my crawlspace and installing 2 sumps I am now ready to insulate the rim joists. My crawlspace is only about 2 feet tall, and there are sign's of past insect actvity in the wood in terms of holes and some deteriorated beams. All is well now.
Since the rims are above grade and won't come in contact with ground, do I need to use XPS boards, or can I use a foil faced board? Should I spray an insecticide along the joist before I insulate? What should I use?
My plan is to cut and place 2" foam boards in the cavities and use expanding foam to lock in place. Anyone see a problem with that?
I may remove the insulation between the floor joists. Not 100% sure on that yet.