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  1. Construction
    Hi Folks, We have a new house under construction right now and curious what the standards are for finishing out the crawl space. I'm familiar with rocks and vapor barrier since a couple of houses we've lived in had that. But during the build of this current house it's just dirt and the house is...
  2. General Discussion
    Have one room that was added on years ago which is 3 steps higher than the rest of the house. Opened up the subfloor and there is room to lower the floor in order to make it level with rest of the house but by Code can I do it? The Footing for the "Added" room is slightly lower than existing...
  3. Remodeling Picture Post
    We have just completed the excavation portion of a basement excavation and remodel project. Our client has asked us to drop the floor of his existing unfinished full basement area by about a foot and bring the crawl side of the basement into line with that. Once completed, he will have added...
  4. Insulation
    I need to hang insulation in a crawl space but the beams are ~6' apart (with 1 1/1" T & G decking running perpendicular). Any ideas to keep from sagging in the middle? I have heard of others using lathe run across the beams - they claimed it was better than wire. I think I have seen little...
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