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ellenmattingly
Raised basement floor in 85-yr-old house

We have a raised floor in the finished room of the basement of our 80-yr-old house. The floor is pine covered with carpet and appears to be raised about 3-4". There are several vents through the basement, with metal vent covers. When I remove the vent covers, I seem to be looking directly at the ground! Should I be concerned about this? A masonry guy who was doing some work here told me the floor is built exactly like it should be, with the vents for moisture balance and air flow. Just wondering if he is right. Thanks for your help.

canuk
Re: Raised basement floor in 85-yr-old house

The concern would be moisture issues.
If there is water on the slab ( under the raised floor ) that can be cause for mildew or mold --- even with all the vents.
Otherwise, if there is no water issues under the raised floor then the vents ( other than being unsightly ) will help with air circulation under the floor.

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