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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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The first step in dealing with crawlspace moisture issues is to eliminate all sources of moisture introduction into this space.
Old insulation in the attic and who-knows-what in the crawlspace will certainly be much easier to work around when you protect your lungs and your sniffer.
Home Energy Partners Building performance contractors: Icynene Insulation System, crawlspace encapsulation, building performance, evaluations, infrared photography, Energy Star home certification.
In the summer, showers and cooking can add moisture to air that may already be high in humidity, especially if the home has excessive air infiltration or water is present in the basement or crawlspace.
On the supply side, conditioned air is lost to the attic, crawlspace, or unfinished basement.
Your inspector has a professional obligation to inspect the crawlspace beneath the dwelling, unless that portion of the home is inaccessible.
Business performs crawlspace drainage, basement waterproofing, yard drainage, vapor barriers, sump pump replacement, and new drainage construction.
A metro Atlanta man told police a spider thief snuck into a crawlspace under his home and stole five of his 18 pet tarantulas.
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A Georgia mother shot an intruder inside her Loganville home last week while her two young children hid in a crawlspace, sparking calls from pro-gun advocates to relax gun control laws, as the case illustrates how helpful the presence of a gun in the home can be for self-defense.
In the current design, the crawlspace is conditioned and the attic is not, the variations modeled were to add conditioning to the attic, as well as removing the conditioning on the crawlspace to see how much of a difference that makes (as we will see later on, it makes quite a significant difference).