I own a 3 season cottage that is built on concrete posts that are embedded into the bedrock. I would like to use the cottage in winter and I was thinking that encapsulating the crawlspace under the cottage is probably the best option.
I am looking for some reference material on all the steps that I would need to do to make sure that the water system is usable in the winter.
My thinking was to: Pour concrete footing between the existing concrete posts around the exterior of the crawlspace. I was thinking about using ICF forms to do that. Then I would construct 2” x 4” walls on top of the footings. The walls would then be insulated and I would add vinyl siding to the exterior walls. Once that is complete, I can add vapour barrier directly on the bedrock floor. Then I would add a baseboard heater to keep the area at a minimum temperature of 7 degree celcius
Any thoughts on my steps. Am I missing something? Am I making this more complicated than I need to?