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slab vs raised floors


Posted by Ken on October 2nd, 2000 01:34 PM
In reply to Raised wood floor vs. slab foundation by Robert Lasnik on December 8th, 1997 10:43 PM [Go to top of thread]

I have lived in both slab and raised floor houses. There are advantages on both types as well as disavantages.

Raised floor: More comfortable, room under house to fix any HVAC or plumbling problems. Improvements to flooring easier.
Downside: Can collect water and insects/pest.

Slab floor: Cheaper, no steps into house, and plumbing sealed.
Downside: Floors are harder, if plumbling leaks, (it has happen twice to me), costly leak detection and repair. This is the main nightmare with a slab floor.

My next home, definately.......RAISED FLOOR

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