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    Default Health Issue In Crawlspace

    A home built in central Florida with a vented crawlspace that is clear of any debris, but is basically a retention area. The crawlspace is lower than surrounding grade. Other than creepy crawly things and gators, what are some potential health issues in this type of environment?

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    Default Re: Health Issue In Crawlspace

    Jack please fix your location address so we can help each other better.

    State and City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Jack please fix your location address so we can help each other better.

    State and City.

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    Ron
    Hello Ron,
    Have added information.
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    Default Re: Health Issue In Crawlspace

    This link may help in what your looking for.

    rick

    Crawl Space Safety: Checklist of Unsafe Crawl Space Conditions


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    Default Re: Health Issue In Crawlspace

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Wingo View Post
    A home built in central Florida with a vented crawlspace that is clear of any debris, but is basically a retention area. The crawlspace is lower than surrounding grade. Other than creepy crawly things and gators, what are some potential health issues in this type of environment?
    Jack,

    Not really sure what information you are looking for. In general, crawlspaces (at least up here in No.Cal.) are lower than the surrounding grade. Water can penetrate into this area if exterior drainage is not adequately addressed. Older homes can have long lasting pesticides (Chlordane (sp?), DDT etc.) in the soil. Even mold, dirt etc. are not good to breathe in regularly, so a respirator is a good idea.

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    Default Re: Health Issue In Crawlspace

    This subject brings up a question. How long has it been since you've had a Tetanus shot. If you haven't had one in the last 10 yrs. its time for a booster considering all the hazards we come across.

    Just a thought.

    rick


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    So then, two posts on this thread report crawl spaces below grade. What idiots would construct houses over sub-grade crawl spaces? Well, of course, it would be left and right coasters. Fringe lunatics all.


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