The Pond Down Under

How many homeowners know what is going on in their crawspace?

I see a couple of problems with this one!

Views: 87

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Guy DuBois on January 20, 2012 at 4:58am

This is apparently spring fed water. Clear and clean looking. The sump pump is broken. I'm told that up until recently there was a family of skunks living in there. The fix would involve pumping the water out, jacking the beam back to level and shoring up those eroded columns after installing proper footers. Notice the waterlogged temporary 2x4. The sump discharge line goes to the front where the lot has plenty of negative grade. A proper drainage system could be installed that terminates downhill in the front yard. This means that the drain would have to pass under the foundation in the front. I'll have to check with an engineer to determine the correct way to address this breach below the foundation. 

Comment by Bob Blanchette on January 17, 2012 at 5:24pm

How are you gonna fix the pond?

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Paul Raymer's blog post was featured

What does it take to be a certified Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector (HEP QCI)?

A quality control program requires knowing a lot about a lot of different subjects.  A HEP (BPI…See More
3 hours ago
Bryan Pringle replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"Can you tell me more about how the plastic makes the moisture worse?   I understand that in…"
6 hours ago
Profile IconMatthew Cooke, yasmine smith, myacand heat and 2 more joined Home Energy Pros
6 hours ago
Bryan Pringle replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"I like cellulose because of its air leakage reduction property and the ease of making a quality…"
6 hours ago
Bryan Pringle replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"This example is the reverse of my suggestion.  I would do high end vapor barrier against…"
6 hours ago
Al Heath replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"Really?  Go back and read these posts again.... "play ground for mold."  I…"
6 hours ago
Mary Desilva posted blog posts
7 hours ago
Kim Tanner posted a video

Single Family Residential Air Leakage Testing

This session will cover the basics of air leakage testing on a single family home as well as issues that affect the accuracy and repeatability of the test. T...
7 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service