Crawl Space

By Cherie Parker
Published: June 1, 2007
Q: We have a new year-round cabin that was built in 2001. It’s about 150 feet from a lake. It has an unfinished crawl space that has a dirt floor (which is a sandy soil). There’s a dampness in our cabin because of the dirt crawl space, and we are wondering if the moisture in the air will hasten the rotting of our cabin’s wood frame. Also, the cabin always has that “dirt smell.”
We plan to retire here and are wondering if we should finish the crawl space with a concrete floor. The last bid we received was about $4,500 for about 1,000 square feet.
Thank you so much for your help.
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