We have had 3 straight days of rain and I noticed a small amount of water seeping under scrawl space wall. My space has a vapor barrier and is in decent shape. I did notice the finder blocks on frame of space are dark/damp on each side. Assume it is water making its way down through ground. Any suggestions to help? I will tackle ways to drain better around the foundation and away from my house. Is this normal for water in crawl space?
When there is uphill ground leading down to a house the standard intervention is to locate an underground drain (a so called "French drain") to intercept the ground water and surface water and conduct it around the foundation and downhill away from the foundation.
In some cases the trench for this drain (3 ft or 4 ft deep and filled with gravel or crushed rock over a perforated pipe) is located close to the house (within 3 ft) and in others it is placed farther away.