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Old 06-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hey guys! I am barely just a new homeowner and would like to know if i can do anything with my crawl space. It looks like this....Big Crawl Space-crawl-space.jpg

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Give us a clue ---what would you like to do with it?
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I take it this is built on the side of a slope. Does the wall on the right side(picture) go as deep as the wall on the left?
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well since i'm a big music guy i would love to make my own home studio here! The wall on the right hand side does not go deep enought like the one on the left. My plans for next week are to excavate the dirt and level it! I just dont know if i will need some addittional house support.
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and yes the house is built on a slope. A BIG SLOPE I WOULD SAY!
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Here's another angle. Big Crawl Space-crawl-space-3.jpg
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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excavating around the support piers might be your challenge. maybe they poured deep footings but then again...
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I just gotta see how much will be the cost to insulate the side walls and to pour cement.
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There has to be something else in your home you could better spend all that time, money and effort on...
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A good slope like that deserves a home theater!
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Yes a theater sounds like a good idea too! The only thing i want to do is convert this into 'living space' but i don't really know where to start. All i'm doing is just excavating and leveling the dirt. After that i have no clue...
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If you decide not to, at least fix the right-hand flex duct that is crimped at the bend by the strapping:http://rockwallcontrols.com/Resident...ag=air-ducting

I doubt you are getting much air pressure through that one: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Pressu.....-a0201591046

Cover the joist bottoms with house wrap to deter air movement in your fiberglass insulation, or foam board: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...n-crawlspaces/

Insulate the rims; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...l_seal_rev.pdf

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whoa.... i didnt know all that work had to be done....i'll get right to it! thanks for the info!
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