Right now I have a sump pump and have for years. I believe that pump has been there at least two decades, works fine. But, I thought I'd try and fix the water leaking. If I put a French Drain in the crawlspace, I have no where to drain it except a sump pump. I already have that.
If I put a French Drain on the outside of the house, next to the house, will that work, or does it have to be in the crawlspace?
I have seen water come in through some of the cinder blocks before, or under them, I do not remember.
How far down do I dig? To where the cinder block meets the cement footing?
The crawlspace is already low, so the outside will require more digging. My yard is sloped and the water will use gravity to a County "rain drain." There are no neighbors, so I don't have to worry about that. Other than this, keeping gutters cleaned is all I can do.