water in my Crawl Space

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Old 05-03-09, 12:07 PM
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water in my Crawl Space

To day I saw little water in my Crawl Space, right now it is raining here. but surprizingly the wall are were not wet then how come the water came there ? I have attached some pics for your review.

Please help me figure this out and may be possible solution.

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Old 05-03-09, 04:39 PM
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I don't see water anywhere but at the base of the block. That tells me that you have poor drainage from around the house---gutters, downspouts that don't work or are incorrectly installed. Poor grading around the house, all grading should direct water away from the foundations. OR--- you have a very high water table. All the other things can be fixed, the high water table is not a variable, you have no control over that.
 
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Old 05-03-09, 06:57 PM
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I see a insulated wrapped water supply line, is it leaking?

I'm seeing possible water sign under the right hand side of the vent hole, that would be my guess. Clear all dirt, etc. from around outside vents.

Or, it could perculate up from under the block/footing area. Be safe, G
 
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Old 05-03-09, 07:42 PM
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I agree that it looks like it may be comming up. If this has never happened before you may have some problems in your weeping tile.

Before you get crazy and start digging do your check on the down spouts etc. It could be that simple.
 
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Old 05-04-09, 12:45 PM
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leaking at the joint between the footer and cmu wall is a common failure point.
 
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Old 05-04-09, 02:50 PM
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Thank you all for your replies.

"Just Bill" : your observation is looks correct to me. I see water only when it rains and water from my roof is getting right out side of that wall about 1' away from the drain.
-- I am going to fix it tonight and divert it far away.

your second observation : water might be coming from base of the block
-- is this fixable ? what should I do to prevent this ?
-- will it damage in any way ?

"GBR in WA" : There is no water or water marks near the vent as far as I can see.

"cmb1011" : can you elaborate more on your suggestion ?
-- I do have a hunch that what if the water is coming up from the ground (not from the side wall but from the underneath the ground?) possible ?


"walkman" : "leaking at the joint between the footer and cmu wall is a common failure point. "
-- Can you suggest the solution to it?

Thanks all again for helping me!
 
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Old 05-04-09, 04:01 PM
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Fix the gutters/downspouts, and it all may go away.
 
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Old 05-05-09, 09:22 AM
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thanks Bill, I diverted water 4' away and removed all water from the crawl space last night and I did not see any water this morning.

when I cleaned the water in crawl space I saw a little crack under the vent that ran down to the floor.

I am afraid. Is this going to cause huge problem?
when I went to home depot to get extra pipe the guy there told me I need to "re-seal" the foundation .. and that will cost a lot.

I just but this house 1 yr ago. I don't have 5-10k to fix it as the HD guy mentioned.

please advise!
 
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