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06:05PM | 08/09/03
Member Since: 08/08/03
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I am currently looking for a home. In my area there seems to be a shortage of homes with full basements. Most are on either crawl spaces or slabs. Othere then the obvious advantage of having more space is there any advantage or disadvantage between a basement vs a crawl space? I have seen some crawls with dirt floors as well. I have been told that homes crawls spaces tend to have mold and insect problems. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

homebild

08:22PM | 08/12/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
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Crawlspaces are much superior to slab construction all the time.

Slabs are very difficult to alter for utilities.

Crawlspaces can be altered easily for utilities.

If the choice is ever between a basement and a crawl...always choose a basement.

If the choice is between a crawl and a slab, always choose a crawl.

NEVER choose a 'slab' if you can help it...

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