crawlspace or slab


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Old 09-26-06, 08:24 AM
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crawlspace or slab

I know this might not be the correct forum, but here goes:

Can anyone talk to me about the relative merits and drawbacks of a slab versus crawlspace foundation?

I know slab is cheaper, but are there potential problems with it that crawlspace avoids?
 
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Old 09-26-06, 11:23 AM
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In some respects, it can be one of preference. Here is a rather objective look at the comparison. http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/foundations_moisture.pdf#search=%22slab%20crawl%20space%22

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-27-06, 12:27 PM
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thanks, chfite.

i was asking for a friend who is trying to save some money ($10K) in new construction. If its partly (or mostly) a matter of preference I think she'll be happy.
 
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If you can't have a basement id get the slab. No way would I have a home with a crawl-space
 
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Dont forget it also is what you want to walk on all the time. It sure is different to be on the hard cement all the time as to be on wood over a crawl space all day.
Crawl space good for the heat and AC duct work
water lines later on you can move electric or work on the electric the TV the phone all down there. With heat and AC down there it works as a heat sink. Cost less for fuel.
Go to http://aboutsavingheat.com/crawlspace.html

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