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Old 09-09-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Pouring cement over your crawl space?


Saw an ad in Atlanta for a company that pours concrete over your crawl space area; reducing odor,water, etc, anyone heard of this procedure? Sounds risky if there is water for example that runs under the house; etc, how would you ever deflect it later.... IS THIS LIKE CRAWSPACE ENCAPSULATION? dogdoc, Atlanta

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Old 09-09-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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Pouring cement over your crawl space?


Houses/additions that are now built over crawl spaces have rat slabs(cute name?) as a matter of code. I'm not familiar with issues of high water tables and these slabs. I have two crawl spaces under additions. One was original to the house built in 1949 and is dirt. The other is from 2000 when I put the kitchen addition on. That has 2" of foam board under 2" of concrete. It's dryer and alot more pleasant to crawl around in.
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