Construction has just been completed on my new home. I would like to store
some things in the crawl space. IE Christmas tree, old papers, old clothes,
and such. What would be the best way and best method into providing
"usable" storage space in the crawl space? The crawl space has a sump pump
installed and a gravel surface with a thick plastic overlay. I thought
about getting some 2 x 4's and hanging them from the floor joists and build
a small frame with perhaps a plywood shelf system of some sort, and then
pack items in plastic tubs. I got this idea because my air handler is
supported in the crawl space with some metal brackets in this manner.
Anybody have any other ideas or perhaps could tell me what they had done?
Photos would be extra great.
Thanks in advance.
I live in an older Mfg Home (tin shack) that is on a slope. There is about 4
to 5 ft of room under the front half of the house.. I store alot of stuff
under there.. However I try to avoid storing stuff directly on the plastic
moisture barrior because I don't want it to get torn.. It is only 6 mil
I would recommend that you avoid storing anything that could be damage by or
attract rodents. Also be careful not to stack stuff where rodents can get
up into the under floor ducting or insulation. I have had mice get into my
heat/AC ducting that is under the floor.. Never figured out how they got in
and it's very annoying to hear them scampering back and forth, looking for a
way out. (a mouse trap w/string takes care of that)..
Is there a reason that you didn't do a full basemement? Crawlspaces are a
pain in the butt to get in and out of. When I had one under part of my
house I found out when the stuff in there got wet that I should have just
put it in the trash in the first place. If it is unimportant enough to
jam in an inaccessible location like that you normally don't need it.
I put down two steel c-channels, I built a 4x8' cart, used some old
caster wheels, and I roll this box out and in when I need firewood for
the fireplace. A bit hard when it's full, but it works. No way I want to
crawl in there.
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