Why Some Crawlspaces Can Haunt You
- Lack of cross-ventilation.
- Insufficient ventilation openings in surrounding walls.
- Inadequate clearance between earth and wood components.
- Water entry into Crawlspace.
- Lack of code-required access to Crawlspace.
- Exterior grade slopes toward the building.
- Mildew, mold and high ambient moisture due to lack of ventilation.
- Wood rot and structural damage.
- Ponding against building.
- Water through foundation wall.
- Water in Crawlspace.
- Provide proper clearances between earth and wood components per the Uniform Building Code (UBC), Chapter 25.
- Provide adequate ventilation openings per UBC, Chapter 25.
- Slope grade away from building.
- Provide cross ventilation per UBC, Chapter 25.
- Provide Crawlspace access per UBC, Chapter 25.
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