Wet Soil under Deck


Old 08-25-04, 10:19 AM
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Wet Soil under Deck

I have a deck that doesn't get enough sun therefore the soil underneath never dries out. What can I do to fix this problem. Tree trimming is not an option.
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Old 08-25-04, 01:09 PM
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Shade will slow drying, but won't prevent it, as long as there is ventilation. Is your sub-deck open or enclosed? If it's enclosed, treat it as a crawl space and put down a vapor barrier (do a search on crawl space).

If it's open, my guess is you have a drainage problem. Dig down a few inches on a dry day, and if the soil is wet (not just damp), you have a drainage problem.
Old 08-25-04, 08:04 PM
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Thanks Razz, The area is open and I'll let you know how the soil is down under.

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