Crawl Space (or lack thereof)

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  1. Mar 13, 2007 #1

    cbcotton

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    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!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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    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
     
  3. Apr 3, 2007 #3

    cranbrook2

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    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.:rolleyes:
     

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