Open Up Crawlspace to Fight Moisture
QUESTION: Our house is a 700-square-foot bungalow built in 1973 in St. Vital on a number of concrete pillars. A crawlspace surrounds an approximately 7x7-foot "partial basement" with concrete block walls that rise about four to five feet high. The crawlspace begins at this height and rises another two feet higher or so.
There is also some wooden flat level space for storage above the block walls immediately before drywall, insulation and a vapour barrier separates the basement from the crawl space. Except for a small, open space where the furnace exhaust pipe exits into the crawl space, the rest of the crawlspace is sealed.
The crawlspace has only one vent in a concrete …
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Publication information: Article title: Open Up Crawlspace to Fight Moisture. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Winnipeg Free Press. Publication date: August 25, 2012. Page number: F2. © F.P. Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership Jun 21, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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