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Old 06-26-2020, 11:01 AM   #1
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Pomp water out of crawlspace


Hi,

If I drill holes around an empty paint bucket, dig a hole in the lowest spot in crawl space with wrap it around some filter fabric and then and put it there:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Superior-...-Pump/15125714

Is this an OK way?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The pail may not be big enough and cause the pump to cycle more. But the pail is cheap and it is a start, sounds like a plan. Dig a whole a little bigger and back fill with gravel
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Thank you. I will do that.
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If you have the room, perhaps you could dig the hole twice as deep, and use stacked buckets. (Knock the bottom of one bucket and put it on top of the other.)

Just noticed that you want to use an empty paint bucket. Just go get a 5-gal bucket from HD.
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I just did pomp all the water that was leaking from my flower beds to crawl space from two spots.

Now I am left with a dirty vapor barrier and damp soil on the ground of the crawlspace.

I have a ventilation fan and left other vents open. If I remove the vapor barrier, will the soil dry? It is going to rain for 7 days starting from Wednesday.
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I just did pomp all the water that was leaking from my flower beds to crawl space from two spots.

Now I am left with a dirty vapor barrier and damp soil on the ground of the crawlspace.

I have a ventilation fan and left other vents open. If I remove the vapor barrier, will the soil dry? It is going to rain for 7 days starting from Wednesday.
I think i would open up, roll it back or take it out and let the dirt dry. If you are still having problems with the rain you may have to get to a more serious fix.
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I think i would open up, roll it back or take it out and let the dirt dry. If you are still having problems with the rain you may have to get to a more serious fix.
I will see after 7 days of rain if nothing is in there. I will do that. Thank you for the feedback.

I guess my next step would be to hire someone to remediate the mold:


1. remove the fungus/mold
2. disinfect the wood
3. disinfect the wood
4. apply protectant
5. put back insulations.
6. apply efflorescence remover
7. put back the vapor barrier

Am I on the right path?

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I will see after 7 days of rain if nothing is in there. I will do that. Thank you for the feedback.

I guess my next step would be to hire someone to remediate the mold:


1. remove the fungus/mold
2. disinfect the wood
3. disinfect the wood
4. apply protectant
5. put back insulations.
6. apply efflorescence remover
7. put back the vapor barrier

Am I on the right path?
Yes, something like that. I would dry it out and make sure you have solved this problem. You might find companies that do all of this for you.
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Thank you. I just don't trust the companies anymore. I hire a person and direct him to do the job for me. I inspect them before going to the next step.
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Thank you. I just don't trust the companies anymore. I hire a person and direct him to do the job for me. I inspect them before going to the next step.
Nothing wrong with that either.
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