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Basement attached to crawl space

Posted by FayeN1969 (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 20:34

Last year we added a sunroom with a basement beneath it for storage and for safety during tornado weather. The remainder of our home has a crawl space only. We were told that a 3 foot space had to be left between the crawl space wall and the basement wall to allow for setting and removing forms. They did not backfill the area and the contractor did not close off the wall/ceiling. I have found that the dampness/odor coming into the basement is very offensive and worry about mold and insects/snakes/mice getting into the basement and up into the sunroom. The basement is an unheated area with only a sump pump. Other than adding a dehumidifier, are there any recommendations for closing off that area.

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RE: Basement attached to crawl space

So the crawl and the basement are not connected. And the basement under the sunroom has sections of the wall open to the exterior. Vents, the same as are installed in crawlspaces? If that's the case, close them off and dehumidify.

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