CrawlDrain’s™ custom design has holes on the top and front under a filter fabric, to accept water from the soil and the surface of your crawl space. There is a special flange with spacers on the back, and large holes to accept water from the crawl space walls and the footing/wall joint.
Do you have a wet crawl space? Have you noticed standing water on the crawl space floor, water signs on your walls, or muddy soil in a dirt-floored crawl space?
If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you probably need a crawl space drainage system. In a dirt-floored crawl space, groundwater leaks into the crawl space through the soil, creating a muddy mess. When water leaks into a crawl space with a concrete floor, it comes through cracks in the floor or through the gap between the floor and the foundation wall.
In rainy weather or during flood conditions, water can leak into the crawl space through openings for crawl space vents and crawl space doors. Plumbing leaks in the crawl space and condensed moisture are other sources of crawl space moisture.
No matter how water leaks into your crawl space, it’s important to drain the water out so that this area can stay dry. A dry crawl space won’t attract mold and mildew, two types of fungi that can cause wood rot while also creating indoor air quality problems.
The type of drainage system used in a crawl space depends on conditions in the crawl space. At least some of the following components will be necessary.