I have a 1970 rental house that is prone to flooding the crawlspace approximately 1 week a year.
To clarify, the whole section of land, yard, and streets are under a foot or more of water, due to excessive new construction developments that all drain into this area of town. This is the only house that is affected.
So, there is nowhere for excess water to go during really heavy rains. Due to the crawlspace being flooded many times over the past 10 years, the floor joists are shot. The floors have sunk down approximately one inch and when you try and jack them up, the floor joists collapse.
I have several rentals and my son works with me. He thinks I should just donate the house to the city and walk away. I was wondering if it would be feasable to pour the crawl space full of concrete to eliminate the crawl space and turn it into a slab foundation.
This house is approximately 1500 sq. feet and in great shape other then the floors.