Drainage

All, I recently diverted all my downspout via underground pipe away from the foundation. I thought this would solve my Water issues inside of my home but I am still having problems. Has anyone ever heard of Inside Crawlspace Drainage. In the Crawl Space I have Rock 1 Ft Deep and 1 Ft Wide sitting on the Footer. The Dirt on the inner part of the Crawlspace is built up to the height of the rock. Now the Water drains all the way to one side of Crawlspace and then through a small hole into the addition (firewall) of the house were the water has been freely dumping causing water issues. My Idea was to mimic what was done in the Crawlspace of the Original Home in the Crawlspace of the Addition. Currently the Sump Pump is in the Lowest part of the addition. Does this sound like a good idea? The only other option I have it regarding the land outside of the house to help with drainage.
Any Ideas Please Give a Helping Hand. Thanks.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
If I understand the situation, you have to deal with surface run off first and foremost. I am presently working with a similar condition. We were hired to replace rotten joists in a crawl space and find that a drain similar to yours and placed around the pereimeter of the buiilding does not manage the surface drainage.
There is every reason to keep water out of the crawl space. Water in the crawl space leads to mold, rot, termites.
The interior drain you describe is useful as a back up.
The fire wall should not have holes in it.
TB
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Burhans wrote:

small addition. The sump's not on though. It was installed so long ago I dont know what the deal is with the whole thing. but i do know water pools in that space and with no sump the pit will fill up and drail into the sewer. So I guess its not unuusual to have sump in addition crawl space.
--
Respectfully,


CL Gilbert
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.