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Old 09-02-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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crawlspace clearance under the beams and joists ?


Is 12" of clearance under the beams and 18" under the joists requiered ?

can I excavate to the bottom of the footer

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Old 09-02-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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crawlspace clearance under the beams and joists ?


I know it is 12" and 18" here. Which is not nearly enough by any means....


As to the other question, I have no idea.

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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If your asking a code question, you need to contact your local building department. If it's something else, it would help to give an overview of the project and what you're trying to accomplish.
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If your asking a code question, you need to contact your local building department. If it's something else, it would help to give an overview of the project and what you're trying to accomplish.
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Thanks, Just a general question.

When digging out a crawlspace, I have learned IRC allows to the bottom of the footer, thenn maintain a 45 degree slope away for anything deeper in the middle.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:49 AM   #5
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Around here at least you can't excavate inside the foundation below the level of the drain tile on the outside of the footing, or water will try to fill the excavation rather than flowing through the tile.

Just because one part of the code says you can do something, doesn't mean that other parts don't expressly forbid it!!
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