28 Dec '15, 1pm

New, Vented Crawl Spaces Should Be Illegal

New, Vented Crawl Spaces Should Be Illegal

For new homes, vented crawl spaces should be illegal. That may seem harsh, considering the entrenchment of this common, code-compliant construction detail. I am on board for most local and common practices when they're done right, but it's tough denying that most building science research is condemning the classic vented crawl space in a humid climate. It's time for this building practice to be outlawed for new construction. There are plenty of crawl spaces that seem to do fine, but even a dry crawl space can have negative effects on indoor air quality in the living spaces above. Most vented crawl spaces are not dry; they are building science disasters. Do you really think building a cave below your house is a good idea? There is danger in breathing air that comes from open earth. Radon Colorless, odorless, short-lived radioactive gas that can seep into homes and result in...

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