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How do I identify the source of water coming into my basement?

There are many possible causes: a spring under your house, the level of the water table coming up because of rain, seasonal changes, or soil temperature, water from the nearby storm drain finding a ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

If it were me, I'd run LED tape. It's low profile, generally bright enough for most applications, and relatively plentiful. You can wire them directly into a circuit if need be, or a switched outlet. ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

Use LED STRIP lights not string lights. These are perfect for the stated requirements. Nice even lighting everywhere, but also importantly they are low voltage, and designed to be stapled (or ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

I have found that old Christmas lights work great. A few light bulbs burned out on our Christmas lights. My wife wanted to get rid of them. I hung them up in our crawlspace and it makes a huge ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

Since you're just scanning the area, you might want to consider installing a few floodlight cameras. They're so cheap now it really wouldn't cost that much. You'd be able to check more often and from ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

LEDs are a perfect solution. Current LED strips are waterproof, flexible and easy to install. You can buy outdoor versions typically used for holiday lighting (the white ones). There's many choices ...
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Should I fill trenches along the foundation in my crawl space for stability?

No. Foundation walls generally don't depend on soil for stability. The trench you see is simply the result of targeted excavation for the footings under the walls. This is common and saves cost. ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

TL;DR LED Other than nostalgia - which sometimes has something going for it, but not for functional lighting in a crawlspace - there are really only 4 reasons for incandescent lighting instead of LED ...
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