Crawl Space Water
Hey all, quick questions for you drainage/waterproofing experts out there.
I recently purchased a house with some drainage issues. Biggest problem was downspouts spilling onto yard and water making its way below the house. I have corrected this problem by tying all spouts into a series of pipes that all dumps into a ditch out front.
However, we have experienced some heavy rain the past two weeks and there is still a good amount of water congregating in the low corner of the crawl below my vapor barrier. Sump pump has been running of and on the past week or so.
My question, as I am no scientist, can groundwater be actually forcing itself up through the dirt floor of the crawl? I see little evidence of water seeping through the block of foundation which makes sense because there is no more surface water pooling - coming from the ground up is the only other thing I can think of. If this is plausible - how would such a problem be remedied?
Thanks in advance!