Can I Use My Crawlspace as a Doghouse in the Summer?
LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got Ed in Tennessee on the line who has a question about a crawlspace. How can we help you today?
ED: I’m thinking about putting my dogs in my crawlspace. I’ve got a large crawlspace and I was wanting to – they’re big dogs and I was going to take and build beds out of treated lumber and put shavings in them – cedar shavings. And just wondering if there’s something I haven’t thought about doing that, if there’s a downside to it.
TOM: Well, are they housetrained? Are they going to treat the crawlspace like the backyard, so to speak?
ED: They’re housetrained.
TOM: As long as they’re going to keep it clean down there, my friend, I don’t see any reason why you might not want to do that. It certainly will be cool and comfortable for them in that space in the summer.
ED: That’s what I was thinking, so …
TOM: You know, it’s pretty much like leaving them outside except they’ve got a little shade.
TOM: But as long as they’re not going to cause any problems in there and use it as a bathroom, then I wouldn’t worry about it.
ED: Alright. Well, thank you very much.
TOM: Ed, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.