Crawl Space Access - needs finished!
HELP! We had to install an outdoor access to our crawl space. (Original access was through the floor of a closet in the house. We removed the closet to expand the room and installed hardwood flooring over the access.) There is only about 8" of our outside foundation that is exposed between the ground and our siding. We dug down to the bottom of our foundation and we were able to cut approx. 24" x 24" (rough cut)opening (maybe it is 22" x 22"??). Now the question is, "How do we close this and make it a sealed but usable access. We have this huge hole in the ground (about 2 feet deep and 30" square)and an approx. 24" x 24" hole in the cement. Now what?!?!? Can you suggest a step by step plan? Brand names of doors, lids, etc? Pour concrete? We are fairly capable of 'do it yourself' projects... but is this one we should hire someone for?