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- From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 15:46:14 -0500
Marlou, Since correcting expansive soils problems is always a trial and error situation, and since you have a crawl space under your house, probably the easiest and least expensive thing for the owner to try first would be to install a forced air system running 24-hours a day, 365/366 days a year to dry out the soil under the house. This could be connected to one of the vents in the wall to either blow in or draw out air from the crawl space. You would, of course, have to work out an arrangement with the owner so that he would share part of the electric bill. (He might be so glad to be getting "free" professional advice that he would pick up the entire electric bill.) Hope this helps. A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona Marlou Rodriguez wrote: >>The floor framing system is a continuous wall footing under load bearing walls with floor joist about 18" above grade. Patios are slab on grade with thickened slab at edges (assumed).<<
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