What’s Wrong With This Crawl Space?

first_imgThe photo shows an unvented crawl space in a cold climate. The home was built in 1885. This crawl space is attached to an adjacent concrete-floored basement. The foundation walls are made of mortared limestone.Even in the small area captured in the photo, there are a number of problems that compromise energy efficiency, building durability, and life safety.Next week, we will post the answers that a Building America team, NorthernStar, came up with.last_img

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