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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used his fork to push the food off the plate and into the crawl space.
It's been a whirlwind being out in the field with the guys, seeing what they do, spending 2 or 3 days with each of the crew leaders, getting to understand the crawl space business, and doing banding or girders or joist sistering.
The absence of vents is not the problem, as crawl spaces with proper floor moisture control should not be ventilated in order to prevent summer moisture from being absorbed by the framing and causing the problems visible in your home.
In warm climates (where moist air tends to move from outside to inside), the vapor barrier should face down toward the basement or crawl space to prevent moisture in those areas from entering the insulation.
However, recent studies in building science have shown that passive venting is often not an effective means of controlling moisture in crawl spaces for two reasons: (1) the air flow rate may be insufficient, and (2) under weather conditions commonly encountered during part of the year in temperate/hot humid climates, venting can actually increase the moisture in crawl spaces.
Temperatures were measured in each room, in each supply register, at the supply plenum of the furnace, outdoors, in the crawl space, and in multiple locations within the belly space.
But the third man was still talking to police negotiators from the crawl space last night.
To install the HVAC, workers had to snake vents down from a small crawl space above the building's seventh floor.
A volunteer found the 11-month-old moggy wedged in a crawl space between bricks and a piece of sheet metal.
With about three feet of crawl space beneath the train (and two feet in the tunnel wall area) in which to work, they inserted an IV (intravenous) line, and a tube to assist the victim's labored breathing.
It also avoids a possible source of humidity from outside and the damp, mold, or mildew that may breed in a crawl space under the house.