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Concrete slab or Crawl Space?

Discussion in 'Property. Houses, Homes, Areas.' started by Avril, Aug 13, 2013.

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

  1. Concrete Slab

    14.3%
  2. Crawlspace

    85.7%
  1. Avril

    Avril TREF Member

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

    Chuck Finley Poster to the Stars

    Jul 27, 2013
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    Crawlspace. I like real wood floors and can only get engineered wood on slab. I want access to plumbing and wiring and ducts, too.
     
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  3. Morrisville Mark

    Morrisville Mark TREF Member

    Sep 7, 2012
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    Crawlspace for me. But I worry about humidity and mold. I just don't like walking on cement all day.
     
  4. Good Wife

    Good Wife TREF Member

    Jul 1, 2012
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    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!
     
  5. Alexis Forty

    Alexis Forty TREF Guest

    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.
     
  6. Jammer

    Jammer TREF Member

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

    JBob Knows the Ropes

    Jun 9, 2012
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    I want the crawlspace.
     
  8. Avril

    Avril TREF Member

    Jul 1, 2012
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    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.
     
  9. rlpnl123

    rlpnl123 TREF Member

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    crawl space is better than slab. I think you should buy home in crawl space.
     

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