Crawl space


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crawl space

[′krȯl ‚spās]
(building construction)
A shallow space in a building which workers can enter to gain access to pipes, wires, and equipment.
A shallow space located below the ground floor of a house and surrounded by the foundation wall.

Crawl space

The space under a suspended floor needed for access to services.

crawl space

crawl space, 2
1. Any interior space of limited height, but sufficient to permit workmen access to otherwise concealed ductwork, piping, or wiring.
2. In a building without a basement, an unfinished accessible space below the first floor which is usually less than a full story in height; normally enclosed by the foundation wall.
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Mathew Rossi also pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault of Faith Center security guards who caught him in a crawl space under the church.
Once you have followed these steps in your basement or crawl space, then you should move to the main level of your home and dry it out as well.
GacoFireStop can be applied to any attic or crawl space with the same sprayability and coverage as any of Gaco's other foam insulation products.
The contract includes the replacement of drainage pipes laid in the crawl space for a total of 9 buildings (numbered 1-8) of different sizes.
Sprinklers which water the outside walls of a home also keep the walls wet, and ultimately may cause water seepage into the crawl spaces below a home.
In a strong earthquake, this crawl space is vulnerable to collapse, causing it to slide off its foundation.
Open basement and crawl space windows and other forms of venting admit large amounts of outside summer moisture in these spaces, which take a long time to dissipate over the heating season.
From that crawl space, Susan could hear everything going on in house.
Bercowetz, a performance consisting of the construction of a jerry-built crawl space through and around an office building, with the work done entirely from inside the tunnel.
An untraditional room in a traditionallooking house is part of a solar heating system that turns the room's slab floor and the house's crawl space into places to store and distribute heat.
The Scope Of Work Includes The Removal Of The Ahus In The Basement Crawl Space The Currently Feed The 1st Floor Arcade Area.
In a strong earthquake, the crawl space that is common below older California homes is vulnerable to collapse, dropping the house to the ground or causing it to slide off its foundation.