O’ Sole Mio!

Well I’ve never been to Venice; Italian city of canals, but I could almost smell the Sarde en Sardor  (marinated sardines) in this crawl space. 

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A series of canals directing water to a jack leg sump pump.

Excellent that they removed bearing soil adjacent to the foundation to direct water.  Amazingly the foundation was unaffected…..currently.

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Modern plastic lined canal!

This much water was present after 2 days of dry weather.   These efforts appear to be acting to retain water in the crawl space……or there is a spring present. 

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Gandola.....O sole mio!

Just so we’re clear…..sump pumps and interior perimeter drain systems even when properly installed are a last resort moisture treatment for a crawl space as these systems do not address one of the most important concerns;  foundation health in the face of chronic moisture passage through footings. Best to address moisture entry from the exterior and prevent it from entering in the 1st place.

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Canale.

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Footing cliff diving onto the gondola.

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5 gal bucket sump....vertical pump=not a whole lot

Seeing Knowing Singing Tenors Inspector Bill Carlson

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2 Responses to O’ Sole Mio!

  1. Jill ogdenjill says:

    A new Disney ride perhaps?

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