Concrete slab or Crawl Space?

Which foundation do you prefer, Concrete Slab or Crawl Space? Why?


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Avril

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Jul 1, 2012
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#1
We cannot decide between two houses. One is a slab and one has a crawl space. Thoughts?
 

Chuck Finley

Poster to the Stars
Jul 27, 2013
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Around the Triangle
#2
Crawlspace. I like real wood floors and can only get engineered wood on slab. I want access to plumbing and wiring and ducts, too.
 
Sep 7, 2012
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#3
Crawlspace for me. But I worry about humidity and mold. I just don't like walking on cement all day.
 

Good Wife

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Jul 1, 2012
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Cary
#4
If I have a choice and all other things are equal, I will have a concrete slab. When I think of crawlspaces, I can only see snakes spiders and mold problems.
Yuck!
 
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Alexis Forty

TREF Guest
#5
I would go for the slab one. My friends house is having crawl space and it creates many problems in humid weather. Also the maintenance becomes difficult. Read more about it from the link.
 

Jammer

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Jul 1, 2012
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#6
Crawlspace for me. I want a real wood floor and some resiliency.
 

Avril

TREF Member
Jul 1, 2012
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#8
We ended up with a crawlspace. It was just the house we liked the best. I think we could have been happy with a crawlspace or a slab, as long as the house was what we wanted, and the location was good.