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Question DetailsAsked on 11/22/2015

I have some water seeping through the vapor barrier in my crawl space. What should I do?

Water is only in one small area in the center of crawl space, and very shallow (1-2 cm).

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Below are links to some similar questions with responses which might help - the key is (assuming this is not from a pipe leak, which you should be able to detect with a stethoscope) to stop the water from getting inside the foundation in the first place - by controlling roof runoff and getting it well away from the house, surface drainage to keep runoff away from the house, and if due to high groundwater commonly excavating alongside the house to install waterproofing and a french drain to pull the water table down below the bottom of your foundation.

BTW - if this is on top of the vapor barrier, either it has been holed, is improperly sealed at the foundation walls, or this is a water leak from within the house landing on top of the vapor barrier.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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