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Storm Drain Problems

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Moisture in a crawl space is bad news. It can cause a host of problems including but not limited to undermining the foundation and footers. Moisture is also a conducive condition for termites. We all know the damage those guys can do. Another big time problem with moisture in the crawl is mold and mildew. Chronic moisture can lead to toxic mold or sick house. Its usually in the best interest of the house to keep the crawl space dry. The next question is where does the moisture come from. Sometimes the moisture comes from poor drainage and or poor topography of the land around the house. Sometimes the Moisture comes from poor to no ventilation. Poor ventilation can be a compound problem when joined with condensation. These are the usual suspects when a crawl space has high moisture. Every once in awhile though there is something very odd like a storm drain draining into the crawlspace! In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina shows us a storm drain that empties into crawl space of a townhouse in Lake Norman NC. Where do your storm drains empty?

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