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Crawl space questions

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Hi guys!

New to the forum but seemed like a good spot to get some knowledge.

My mother recently purchased a home in the Chicagland area. Per the town code the crawl space insulation needed to be upgraded to an R19 minimum.

Because of how small of a space it is, 800 Sq FT house, we decided to tackle the project.

When first getting down there, there was an extremely decaying vapor barrier slopped & ripped all over the space & old fiber glass insulation ripped & falling all over.

Not a fun job getting it all out!

When we were down there, it was dry, which was shortly after a good rain, which I was extremely happy about.

Fast forward to last week.

I get down there to run a cable line, first time being back down there since we removed the insulation, which was also after a good rain & there were puddles all over. Some 3-4 inches deep!

I was extremely confused because the only thing that changed was us pulling the old insulation out.

It does not appear to be leaking pipes because some of the puddles are no where near anything.

So after this essay, I come to find out if anyone has any idea where the hell this water could be coming from? & what are my steps to getting it out.

ANY insight will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you guys!

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Thanks for the response.

We're trying to keep this as cheap as possible. I know that may not be possible, but would maybe laying stone down or something similar work?

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Awesome info.

Thank you guys so much!

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