We bought our first home this past year and have had a lot of issues with moisture in our crawlspace. Obviously, our main goal is to reduce the moisture level down there and prevent water intrusion.
Our main issue is that when we have heavy rains (and we have had a heck of a rainy year, water appears to intrude underneath the footers of the back corner of the house. We do have a vapor barrier installed that is laid over top of the footers and it seems to keep the water at bay for the most part but we were told that it didn't need to be sealed together so I still think the vapor increases humidity and is causing mold/water problems for the floor joists.
Also, our soil is silt (if that makes a differnce) and appears to get pretty clammy and in the center of the crawl water appears, as well.
At this stage of the game, I realize that I need to get this fixed and that it may cost a decent amount of money but have no idea who to contact. Do you all have any advice on who may be able to help: an engineer, a gc, a home repair person?
From what I have read, it could be because of: the water table, the way our lot is graded - not sure.
Also - do you all recommend that the vapor barrier be sealed/taped together?
Thank you very much for any replies!
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