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Old 08-18-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
 
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fixing a dirt crawl space


We have a small room approx18x9 room atttached the the house has heat, but it has a dirt crawl space. Would it be best to concrete it, or dig it out and pour a foundation to match the basement
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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MUCH easier to place a vapor barrier on the floor/walls & insulate the floor joists,,, also MUCH less expensive than the 2nd choice,,, caution - you MAY need power ventilation,,, just my $0.03, tho
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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How deep is the crawl space right now?
Digging out is no fun - did it some at my last house

Any water pipes in the crawl space?
If not I'd do as already posted

What is holding it up right now?
Concrete walls around the perimeter? Other?



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