Crawl Spaces - the way they should be.

I inspected a wood framed dwelling with a crawl space that did not meet building code requirements.  As a result, problems had occurred in the building.  Moisture had migrated into the wood framing above the crawl space and accelerated wood decay and mould were evident.  The Code and Construction Guide for Housing, published in 1999, provides a good illustration of how an unheated crawl space should be constructed.  Although the code references are outdated with respect to the current code, the concepts are still applicable.

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