DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Framing and Foundation > Crawl Space (or lack thereof)




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2007, 02:26 PM  
cbcotton
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3
Default Crawl Space (or lack thereof)

I just had an inspection done on a house I am trying to purchase and there is no crawl space access. The house is 97 yrs old, and I was wondering if this was normal?

Also, are there any regulations on how big a crawl space needs to be for an older home? If not, what would you recommend esp. in the event that a pipe breaks/leaks in the kitchen (here it is only 4" from joyce to ground and am considering excavation to alleviate this problem).

Thanks!



__________________
cbcotton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2007, 12:14 AM  
glennjanie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via AIM to glennjanie
Default

If a house is not 24" off the ground, I would run as fast as you can. Houses built too close to the ground have a multitude of problems; moisture, rot, termites, rodents, on and on and on.
Glenn

__________________
glennjanie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2007, 06:58 PM  
cranbrook2
Extreme birdhouse builder
 
cranbrook2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 65
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by glennjanie View Post
If a house is not 24" off the ground, I would run as fast as you can. Houses built too close to the ground have a multitude of problems; moisture, rot, termites, rodents, on and on and on.
Glenn
In Canada the the crawl space has to be at least 24" and vented for heat or they will have problems with frozen pipes to say the least.
__________________

John in Belgrave
[url]www.extremebirdhouse.com[/url]

cranbrook2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Crawl Space Moisture Teresa Walls and Ceilings 4 02-18-2011 07:52 AM
Crawl space moisture martin1026 General Home Improvement Discussion 3 02-16-2011 03:23 PM
Replacing supports in crawl space energy2spare Walls and Ceilings 5 01-09-2011 02:35 PM
Crawl space concrete question Outbacker Framing and Foundation 4 12-31-2008 04:38 PM
Cure a Flooded Crawl Space puffca Framing and Foundation 0 12-14-2008 10:09 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS