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Posted by George Wooster on May 3rd, 1998 08:03 PM
In reply to WET CRAWL SPACE by CAMILLE on May 2nd, 1998 07:54 PM [Go to top of thread]

If the surface water diversion doesn't eliminate the excess moisture in the crawl space then you are probably going to need a french drain alongside the foundation to intercept subsurface water flow. This will help reduce the musty odors and damage to the wood of the structure from fungus and other water-loving bugs and molds.
See for tips on installing a french drain to intercept this water. In my part of the world we do not install plastic or anything else to try to keep the moisture down -- it only holds the moisture in the crawl space soils all year long and lets the molds grow continuously.

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