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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the crawl space. From then on, Molly fed the booger, and though she didn't hear
Most of the rim joist wetness and mold are caused by the moisture from the uncovered crawl space dirt floor migrating through the rim joists' fiberglass insulation, which is lacking a plastic vapor retarder.
The crawl space, with a surface of 275 [m.sup.2] (2960 [ft.sup.2]), is used to preheat the air blown in winter or to refresh it in summer.
Excess moisture in crawl spaces can result in high humidity and condensation.
Crossover ducts, however, penetrate the belly blanket on each side of the home and travel through the crawl space to deliver air to the side of the home opposite the furnace.
She hid in the uninsulated attic crawl space of her grandmother's house for seven years before the opportunity to escape to freedom came; but even in the North, the threat of being kidnapped or recaptured remained.
Gay, a licensed residential building contractor of twenty years' experience, 5 Steps to a Dry Basement or Crawl Space is a no-nonsense, user-friendly guide to waterproofing one's basement in order to prevent seepage, mildew, mold, and worse.
Harriet hid in an attic crawl space for seven years in Edenton, NC, to be near her children (though she was forced to conceal her presence from them), then fled north to Boston and New York.
To install the HVAC, workers had to snake vents down from a small crawl space above the building's seventh floor.
"For example, students executed the 'mouse-hole' technique using bands of Lycra, in which visitors had to bend down slightly to enter, emulating the crawl space in Japanese tea houses."
A volunteer found the 11-month-old moggy wedged in a crawl space between bricks and a piece of sheet metal.