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Old 01-22-2017, 10:17 AM   #1
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Wet Crawl space


Hi,
We bot a new house and a large area in crawl space is perpetually wet. We received few quotes from contractors - some suggesting french drain, some suggesting de-humiidifiers, some suggesting tar liner etc..

Am confused - the quotes range from 3K-8K.

Please advise what's the ideal way to handle this.

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Old 01-22-2017, 12:18 PM   #2
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Ayuh,..... The Best way to handle yer house issue, as well as the garage issue, is by gradin' the yard to move the water Away from the buildin's,....

Every situation is different,...
Got any pictures of the place, that might show the grades, 'n pitch around yer buildin's,..??
Surface drainage, via swales is better that subterranean drainage tiles/ french drains,....

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Holy cow. I see a number of threads that you started about your new house. Did you have this home inspected before you purchased?
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No pics and not enough info.

But normally a drain pipe from crawl space to lower space in the yard. If yard is higher then will need a pump.
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Gutters, downspout extensions and grading to move/keep water away from the crawlspace in the first place.
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