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arringtj

08:37PM | 01/29/02
Member Since: 01/29/02
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We just had an inspection done on our house that is for sale and they found water under the house. What can be done to fix this???

Iceman

09:43PM | 01/29/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
My Friend,
That depends upon the source of the water. You need to determine that factor first, before I can attempt to satisfy the rest of the equation. The more information you provide, the better I can try to determine the solution to your problem. Water under the house can range from leaky pipes to seepage, to ground water to ad infinitum.
Len

arringtj

04:08AM | 01/30/02
Member Since: 01/29/02
7 lifetime posts
This development we live in was built on old farm land and the soil is mostly clay. It appears as though when it rains a lot (we live in Oregon) the water table rises and the water comes up from below the house. There is a small amount of water under the plastic sheet covering the dirt and some small puddles on top of the plastic. there is also some deeper (3 inches) around small sections of the foundation. What can be done to fix this problem??????? I have talked to several neighbors and they also have found water under their homes

Iceman

09:24AM | 01/30/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Find the lowest elevation of your crawlspace and install a sump pump. That's the best I can do without being there.
Good Luck,
Len
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