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Old 03-11-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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How do I get rid of runoff pooled under house


Black iron drain pipe under the house from kitchen sink blew a hole. I can fix the blowout. How do I get rid of the pooled runoff that collected under that part of the house? It stinks! No bathroom waste, just kitchen.

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crawlspace?

dirt or concrete "floor"?

and how much liquid are we talking about?

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The crawl space is the type with concrete foundation wall an approx 1 foot piers holding floor joists or whatever they are called. So I have to crawl on damp dirt from the back of the house to the front with the kitchen. Seems to be about 2 to 5 inches covering maybe 110 square feet. If I can get the hole plugged with the rubber gasket, will the water eventually just evaporate or sink into the ground?
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Not sure why there would be standing water if the "floor is dirt. Seems like it would have soaked into the ground already.


the water soaking in will not be a problem but I would suggest, after the water drains, to scrape off the top layer of dirt and remove it from the crawlspace. Food and what ever went down the drain will set on the top of the dirt and it won't take much food to make a rotten food smell or mold.

is there ventilation for the crawlspace?
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