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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Not having a background in the actual work within crawl spaces, structural repair, etc.
In the video, Chuck describes the kind of issues his crew encountered while trying to work in infested crawl spaces.
Q: We recently were told by HVAC personnel of moisture/mold problems in the crawl space of our 25-year-old trilevel home.
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.
Make your basement airtight by repairing broken windows, insulating walls and closing off crawl space vents and doors.
Reed put on thick blue coveralls and a mask, and lowered himself slowly into the crawl space.
When there's a health and safety issue, we'll go in and seal the building,'' said Breckell who explained that campus officials have been reluctant to seal buildings for fear they will trap cats inside the crawl spaces.
Insulate attics, outside walls, and floors over crawl spaces.
Piling wood or other debris in crawl spaces or against the sides of a house.
Not only will insulation reduce air infiltration and heat loss, but it also will prevent water pipes in crawl spaces from freezing.
Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Poorly ventilated crawl spaces, or those with remnants of tree roots or construction debris, can also give Poria a point of entry.