Seal crawl space, french drain


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Old 06-20-17, 07:16 PM
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Seal crawl space, french drain

House I'm buying has a partial crawl space and partial basement (2 large openings between the two in the basement). House is at bottom of a hill and its damp outside due to this and there is a mold-mildew smell coming from basement. I'm sure most of the smell is from the crawl so I wanted to seal it off with a heavy gauge plastic. Before doing so I wanted to install a french drain. Bids from companies were upwards of 10,000 has anyone done something similar and had good results ?

Also I hear to insulate walls with foam board and not to do between joists and truth ? Thanks
 
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Old 06-21-17, 04:48 AM
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I'm sure most of the smell is from the crawl so I wanted to seal it off with a heavy gauge plastic.
It would be better if the foundation were sealed from outside not inside. Are you sure that you want that house?
 
 

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