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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on November 01, 2018, 10:10:44 PM »
In the line item break down it lists condensation pump, but I assumed that was for the dehumidifier and not a listing for a sum pump.   I could definitely be wrong.

It's a little less than 1600 sq ft of crawl space.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by PigHair on November 01, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
Crawl Space solutions came out and said it is definitely water entering from the outside.   They recommend full encapsulationand a dehumidifier with drainage matting underneath.   They also said there shouldn't be fiber glass insulation in there and instead I could choose to use R board on the walls.   Additionally, he said a stone fireplace I had installed last year was sufficiently supported (it had footers but no header, I believe) and recommended a smart jack system.

All in, it's about $10,500.

How many square feet are they encapsulating?  Sump pump too or just dehumidifier?
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on November 01, 2018, 08:30:02 PM »
Crawl Space solutions came out and said it is definitely water entering from the outside.   They recommend full encapsulationand a dehumidifier with drainage matting underneath.   They also said there shouldn't be fiber glass insulation in there and instead I could choose to use R board on the walls.   Additionally, he said a stone fireplace I had installed last year was sufficiently supported (it had footers but no header, I believe) and recommended a smart jack system.

All in, it's about $10,500.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by iNOVAhog on October 19, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
I happened to install a dehumidifier in my ancient cellar/crawlspace a month ago.  I connected the outlet to a condensate pump using a plastic tube.

One day, I hire a contractor to clean up down there and make it tight and dry with vapor barriers and fresh insulation.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by iNOVAhog on October 19, 2018, 02:17:26 PM »
I had 3 of 5 herniated discs surgically trimmed down 20 years ago and they still give me problems of course.  I have to do extensive stretches 3-5 times a day to keep the bod in good alignment.  I also hang upside down twice a day using an inversion table.  I do intense core and ab exercises twice a week too which helps a lot.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by 1st_down_streak on October 19, 2018, 11:15:19 AM »
We have slab here but I bought a rollout downspout extender from rainguard USA to keep water from running into the covered area of the patio. Basically a 24' tube of heavy plastic that you zip tie around the downspout. Simple yet effective. Just roll it back up when the rain stops.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by razorwire on October 19, 2018, 08:28:59 AM »
Sometimes a Trench Drain instead of a French Drain is all you need to drop the seasonal high water table.  Trench does not have a drain pipe connected to an off site ditch, etc.  Basically, a trench lined with filter fabric and filled with gravel. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by PHARMHOG on October 18, 2018, 09:30:24 PM »
I hate crawl spaces and ground water.

1 - Moisture Barrier
2 - Vents for airflow
3 - French drains and rerouting subterranean water#
4 - Create an exit for standing water
5 - Seal subfloor
6 - down spout rerouters
7 - check sprinkler system
8 - reshim piers
9 - gutters

Here is where it gets expensive:
1 - if on a grade...digging down to sub grade and putting in French drains
2 - pier repair/replacement/new adds
3 - foundation wall stabilization (Check with RamJack $700 core drilled pier)
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by pigtacular on October 14, 2018, 05:11:51 PM »
i read a bunch of different opinions about this topic and it seems pretty varied among the experts.

crawlspace solutions will most definitely sell you something better than what you have. kind of like anyone else that is selling a product. how much you "need" it is the real question.

update with what they propose as i may look to upgrade my crawlspace at some point but i don't want to go crazy with it.

Yeah, we had no signs of mold when our house was inspected 4 years ago.

It seems to me I would just need to dry out the existing crawl space, add gutters and perhaps a French drain.

I'll report back when they make it out here on Oct 29.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: crawl space question
« Last post by goporkyourself on October 14, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
i read a bunch of different opinions about this topic and it seems pretty varied among the experts.

crawlspace solutions will most definitely sell you something better than what you have. kind of like anyone else that is selling a product. how much you "need" it is the real question.

update with what they propose as i may look to upgrade my crawlspace at some point but i don't want to go crazy with it.

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