I am a new home buyer in Seattle. During inspection we found around more than 1 ft of water in some areas in the crawl space of the house. Inspector said that its ground water that’s seeping inside. So in the inspection report we asked the builder to provide a permanent solution to this problem by providing a gravel layer on the top and also provide a French drainage under the crawl space. The builder has come back and said that he wont provide a gravel layer but would something that’s industry standard. The builder said that they would gradient (slope) the crawl space so the water would slide and collect at one end and provide a drainage after that (what type i am not aware still). Since i am in Seattle and it rains practically every month here i am bit worried about this. Can some one suggest what’s the best way to solve this. i am a novice ..any help appreciated.
[This message has been edited by NewHomeBuyer (edited December 02, 2002).]