02:38PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
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I have an ongoing saga with my crawl space. My home is on a lake 80 ft back from water located in Western SC/GA border. There is a hill behond me which was dug out for house. There is about 20 ft behind house that is flat and drains back toward hill where I have installed a french drain. Water does not stand behind home. Surface water on hill slope has been diverted away from home. The crawl space floor is about 10 inches below outside yard.

Problem: my crawl space stays damp. I tried a vapor barrier but it caused a mini green house effect with water dripping from insulation to plastic. Top of plastic vapor barrier stayed wet. I am looking for a system or solution that I can utilize when I am not there since it is a vacation home. So I am looking at automated dehumidifiers etc.. Any suggestions?


08:07AM | 12/11/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
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Try this website it might be of help...I had this system done to my home! It's fantastic!


07:15PM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
moisture is condensing ABOVE the vapour bar. I'll bet you have vents open, letting humid air in to the cooler space under the house. The cooler air can't hang on to the water so it percipitates.

Instal a dehuimidifier under there and close the vents



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