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Jul
13
comment Flooded HVAC ducts
Absolutely. So yes to be clear, I plan to get a quote on ceiling ducts and sealing off the in-ground ones. But for the outside it would be nice to try and help groundwater flow away from the foundation. So french drain vs. inground guttering, I'll do some research on them.
Jul
13
comment Flooded HVAC ducts
So the option to add overhead ducts seems obvious now it's been mentioned. It seems in-ground gutters are more for surface fluid, so wouldn't a french drain front and back be a better solution? I already have roof gutters, and I plan to reroute them to the french drain.
Jul
13
comment Flooded HVAC ducts
Great idea. I had not thought of this, but it seems the best solution given the underground ducts look pretty terrible after I took some pictures with my phone down there. Considering my family is breathing air that has passed through them, I will probably go this route. Thanks!
Jul
10
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@statueuphemism - So it's a split-entry ranch house. The upslope is one-storey, the downslope is two-storey. The downslope part of the house is the concrete foundation. It's essentially basement with a back door that leads outside at ground-level. There is crawlspace under the upslope one-storey area where I can access that ductwork, but not under the concrete area. I agree, it's strange to me too and extremely worrying to be honest.
Jul
10
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@ZachMierzejewski - Good point that I missed. I suspect my concrete back patio slopes in towards the house, due to standing water there after rain, which is why I purchased the masonry waterproofer. Having said that, I don't think it is the only point of entry, since that's a lot of water I've pulled out.
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