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Crawlspace Moisture (Again)

Posted by Robert on May 15th, 2000 06:26 PM

Sorry. I've read all of the threads and need to ask
specifically about our situation.

Our house is almost 30 years old. We knew we had water
issues when we bought, but we were assured that they
were solvable. So we had the foundation dug. They
dug down to the footers, sealed the foundation wall and
added a membrane. Then the hole was filled with gravel.
Two pipes run through the gravel. One is just to drain
the foundation. The other is to carry away the water
from the downspouts.

The crawlspace still gets wet!

The house has a roof that overhangs by two feet so
water rarely falls at the base of the walls. The
gutters and downspouts have been replaced by us too.

We are in a low spot and have a small creek about 75
feet and downhill behind the house. The drain system
runs around the front and down one side of the house.
The back and other side are dry. When it rains we often will have
puddles around the property. Crawl space has plastic
covering the dirt floor. The "dirt" under it is damp
clay. Our crawlspace water stands around the walls of
the foundation.

Any help/suggestions?

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