crawlspace


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crawl·space

or crawl space  (krôl′spās)
n.
A low or narrow space, such as one below the lower story or above the upper story of a building, that gives workers access to plumbing or wiring equipment.

crawl′space`

or crawl′ space`,



n.
(in a building) an area accessible by crawling, having a clearance less than human height, for access to plumbing or wiring, storage, etc.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crawlspace - low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
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Last year, I attempted to control the humidity in my crawlspace by using a portable dehumidifier.
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She alleged that surface water was allowed to drain off of a common area slope behind her unit, which saturated the crawlspace beneath her home, causing it to become contaminated with toxic mold and fungus.
People are upset when they open up their cabin or beach house for the season to find ants in the kitchen, spiders in the bathroom, and small wildlife in the chimney or crawlspace," said Cindy Mannes, Vice President of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
the institution building dating from 1975, is composed of three entities: school buildings (one single building on crawlspace floor and 2 to R 2 buildings with basement) - housing (R 2 on crawlspace ) - a workshop (simple DRC) - the Ensemble of buildings representing an area of ?
So, if you have a return grille in the floor of your home, the return air is being sucked into your house from the basement, crawlspace, or attic.
A police dog led the deputies to the attic access, and Deputy Steve Paul made his way through a crawlspace in a bedroom closet.
Beginning in the basement or crawlspace, seal electrical and plumbing penetrations with caulk, foam, or any other material that will stop airflow.
If your home has a doggie door or an unscreened crawlspace, you could acquire some unwanted roommates.
The product is perfect for attics with existing insulation or for insulating crawlspace walls.
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