IS YOUR HOME AT RISK?

CRAWL SPACE HOME

Getting under a house in the crawl space is not a favorite activity for most people. 

 

Whether the space is under a Ranch-style home of one story, a Tri-level home, a home with basement and crawl combination, or a home of two or three stories, crawl spaces are typically dark, dirty, and filled with spiders and/or vermin.   Crawl spaces are not the favorite work location of the crew of A-FFIX Retrofit either, but we are willing and know how to deal with them!

 

Homes with crawl spaces underneath usually retrofit using a straightforward two-step process.  A & C of the ABC’s of retrofit. 

 

Crawl space access may be from the outside, from inside a closet, or from the garage. The biggest limitation of a crawl space is usually the vertical space between the ground and flooring system of the house.  Homes with less than code clearance (16” between floor joists and soil; 12” between support beams and soil) may require special treatment.  Other limitations, such as vermin infestation or ground water, may also complicate the retrofit.

Homes built using a decking-type floor system are not able to use the ABC retrofit system but can be retrofit using an engineered plan.  In decking construction the house is built on a flooring platform made up of 2x decking material or 5/4” plywood panels over beams spaced at 32” or 48.” 

crawl space home
crawl space home

typical crawl space home
typical crawl space home

pony wall in crawl space
pony wall in crawl space

crawl space home
crawl space home

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