2.0107.2 Basements and Crawl Spaces—Pre-Work Qualifications

Topic: 
Safe Work Practices
Subtopic: 
Basements and Crawl Spaces
Desired Outcome: 
Site properly prepared for upgrade
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0107.2a
Fuel leaks

Fuel leaks will be repaired and inspected in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code

Ensure site is safe and ready for upgrade

2.0107.2b
Electrical hazards

Electrical hazards will be eliminated and inspected in accordance with NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 National Electric Code

Ensure site is safe and ready for upgrade

2.0107.2c
Mold

Appropriate remediation will be completed before upgrade

Ensure site is safe and ready for upgrade

2.0107.2d
Plumbing and water leaks

Plumbing leaks will be repaired before crawl space upgrade in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code

Prepare site for upgrade

2.0107.2e
Pest and termite work

Pest and termite treatment will be completed before crawl space upgrade and inspected in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code

Prepare site for upgrade

2.0107.2f
Structural repairs, modifications

Structural repairs and modifications will be inspected and completed before crawl space upgrade in accordance with the IRC IRC International Residential Code

Prepare site for upgrade

2.0107.2g
Appliance and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ( HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ) system repairs and change outs

Crawl space upgrades (e.g., sealing and insulation) are to be undertaken after appliance and HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system work has been completed and inspected

Prepare site for upgrade

2.0107.2h
Correctable standing water

Passive drains or sump pumps will be used to remove standing water

Prepare site for upgrade

2.0107.2i
Non-correctable standing water

Spaces with non-correctable standing water will not be considered for a closed crawl space Closed crawl space A foundation without wall vents that uses air-sealed walls, ground and foundation moisture control, and mechanical drying methods to control crawl space moisture. Insulation may be located at the conditioned floor level or on the exterior walls. Return pathways are not allowed from the crawl space to the living space

Prevent possible damage to house