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02:33PM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/11/04
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I have a one year old rectangular house (vinyl siding) that runs lengthwise east and west. Numerous people--plumbers, carpenters, etc. have looked under the house and the foundation and concrete walls are absolutely and totally dry. (4 foot crawlspace) The west side of the crawlspace is dry, however, the east side of the crawlspace is damp (also a little standing water in the northeast corner). We have a sump pump in the crawl space. It pumps at least once daily and more when it rains. Gutters and drainage away from the house are definitely not causing the problem.

(The house is built kind of on top of a small hill in town. It's built on a large lot.)

Our conclusion is that there has to be an underground water vein that is under the house that seeps up on the eastern side of the crawlspace.

My question, has anyone had any luck on digging in the yard to locate the underground water vein and rerouting it so it won't go under the house? (We would like to find the water source and stop it, not just keep pumping it out.)

If so, how did you find the water and reroute it? Any thoughts on the subject?



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