TO CRAWL SPACE OR NOT TO CRAWL SPACE, that is the question. As a Realtor in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania I have seen numerous homes whose owners have never been in their crawlspace, except maybe once in the ten years that they have owned the home. Now comes the sad fact that they are ready to sell their home and have found out that their floor joists and their main beam are rotted out and need to be repaired.
TO CRAWL SPACE OR NOT TO CRAWL SPACE. Homeowners need to be taught right from the start that their crawl space needs to be maintained as much as the rest of their home. If you do not have a sump pump in your crawl space you need to get one right away, keep that water out of that crawl space, and put an alarm on the sump pump so you know when it stops working (they only last so long). Next, depending on the moisture level of your crawl space you may need a dehumidifier running in the crawl space during the summer months. Next, install some type of heat in your crawl space, this area needs to be kept warm in the winter time also.
TO CRAWL SPACE OR NOT TO CRAWL SPACE. How is it that it is not a mandatory part of the building code in our HIGH WATER TABLE AREA, that all homes with a crawl space must have a sump pump? I have seen many new homes without a sump pump.
TO CRAWL SPACE OR NOT TO CRAWL SPACE. Let's build more of our homes on a slab. The continual expense and maintenance of the crawl space are a royal pain. Full basements can be just as much trouble as crawl spaces.
TO CRAWL SPACE OR NOT TO CRAWL SPACE. I vote for NOT TO CRAWL SPACE.
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Bobbie Smith, CRS
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