moisture in crawl space with sand floor

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Old 09-22-11, 10:27 AM
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moisture in crawl space with sand floor

I live close to b each and lately have been getting quite a bit of water. This in addition to Irene. Do I put in sump pumps, open or close access door and windows in winter/summers. Space is three feet below grade and is five feet to joists. Thanks
 
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Moisture in the air in the crawl space or the sand is wet?

Is the plastic on top of the sand?
 
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That is part of confusion. One contractor will say this is way to go, another will say if I get water on top or if so much water it floats out of place it is not worth it. Some say just pumps and ventilation would do the job. I want to do this myself, so need a manageable solution.
 
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Your solution is going to depend on the source of the water so you need to figure that out.
 
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Old 09-23-11, 12:27 PM
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You need to put a VB in the crawlspace. Yes it will float but will be in place when the water is gone. your in a humid area letting moisture in from vents will only make it worse.
 
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