Crawlspaces Keep You Cool and Dry
May 22nd, 2018
A crawl space can be advantageous over basements and slabs, as it gets the house up off the ground, especially in damp, low-lying areas that could possibly be prone to floods. A crawlspace in Barrie, a crawlspace in Orangeville, and a crawlspace in Collingwood is a lot less expensive than a basement, and comparable in price to building a slab.
A crawl space in Barrie, Orangeville, and Collingwood is underground and it is a type of basement in which a person cannot stand up. The height is quite low and the ground surface is often soil, but it can be other materials such as gravel or even cement.
A crawlspace in Barrie, Orangeville, and Collingwood can cost approximately $50 per square foot. Adding a crawlspace includes the dirt removal, digging, adding new footers and new concrete walls, fixing of structural problems, and building a new cement floor.
A crawlspace in Barrie may be as small as a foot tall, and the surface is often just earth. Crawlspaces in Orangeville are built on homes that either don’t have a basement or that are not built on a slab. Crawlspaces in Collingwood allow cooling air to circulate throughout the home, particularly in much older homes.