Category Archives: Crawl Space

Remodeling Features: Structural – Foundation cracking and separating

After nearly 50 years, this foundation just had ‘enough.’ The foundation wall was showing serious signs of stress but the owner didn’t know exactly what the problem was, or how it could be repaired. First thing: assess the damage and … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Structural – Damage from moisture in the crawl space

This particular project arrived through my plumbing contractor, and would have been entirely avoidable. The plumber had been called in to replace a sump pump under the floor of the living room so that the subsoil area could be pumped … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Solutions – Parabolas and Double-Shells

My own introduction to this field of Energy Saving Solutions . . . began in 1977 when I worked for a company that was testing and manufacturing parabolic solar collectors in northern California. These collectors used water as a heat … Continue reading

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My Floor Was Soft!!! (a follow up post to April 23)

(continued from My Floor Is Soft) What we found . . . Here’s a follow-up on the post I did recently (see link above) showing a floor that was in real need of repair.  We found damage within the floor … Continue reading

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The Dark Space Below Me, or The Forgotten Crawl Space (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from: Part 1) I thought you’d like to hear more from the “dark space below me.”  I got a call a few years ago about a property that had a “moisture vapor” problem in the crawl space.  That’s what … Continue reading

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The Dark Space Below Me, or The Forgotten Crawl Space (Part 1 of 2)

I’d like to just forget about all crawl spaces . . . but, I can’t.  You see that is where some of my best work occurs.  It’s also where some of the worst problems in your home can come from: … Continue reading

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