‘My Crawl Space Has Standing Water — Should I Use a French Drain?’

A French drain is one way to handle standing water, but is it the best method for a crawlspace? Danny and Joe share their thoughts.

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Dec. 22 broadcast:

Annette in North Carolina says, “After heavy rains which we have had a lot of lately, I have standing water in my crawlspace. I was told by a contractor a few months ago that the flooring at the back of my house was holding too much moisture. What is the best solution? French drain or vapor barrier or something else?”

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Dec. 22 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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‘My Crawl Space Has Standing Water — Should I Use a French Drain?’