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Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

David Davenport Published: Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m.Last updated: Dec. 1, 2019, 4:17 a.m.

I keep seeing the options out there as pad, crawlspace, and basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a constant worry, and my parents have expensive issues with needing repairs, since they're on a pad. My question is this, couldn't I ask for a concrete pad to be poured and then build a house on top of that with a crawl space underneath to get around the problem my parents have of needing to drill into it to do repairs?  It also gets around the expense of having a full basement. Is thus a crrazy or crazy expensive idea? 

 

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