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08:33AM | 06/16/18
My brick home was built in 1952 with a cement block foundation. The house has a crawl space approx. 32" deep. I live in Michigan and in an attempt to insulate the crawl I put 1" foam around the perimeter.

The home is 30 feet from Lake Erie and crawl has 2 feet+ water flooding 3 times. My concerns
are dampness, mold and possible joist and wall integrity.

One contractor said I should take off the foam insulation to allow the cement blocks to completely dry out or they will degrade & crumble over time. It this likely?

If I do that, what can I do about cold floors in the winter? Fiberglass insulation in the floor rafters is not an option as it would be prone to flooding in high water situations.

There are tons of Youtube's on crawl space & waterproofing; but when Lake Erie decides to
come in, there is no stopping the deluge of water.

Please advise

2018 flood 2

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