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    DIY Junior Member Billyblackxz's Avatar
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    Question Crawlspace cleanup

    Hi-I just discovered a leaky galvanized drain pipe under my home.I have since replaced it with black PVC but now have 3-4 places where there are pockets of dirty,stinky standing water.I have cement pier blocks where water is sitting;probably for the last 2-3 weeks.What would be the best way to get this water out of there and what should be done with the moist clay soil?Any help is greatly appreciated!!
    Steve

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    Pour lime on it!

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    And then bury it with sand.
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    And then cover it all with visqueen to avoid dry rot.

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    wow - I had almost the exact same thing happen to me. I bought a small pump from home depot and pumped the standing water out. After I pumped all the water out I set up several fans to help dry things out.

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    Cat litter? It is designed to pickup moisture and deal with odor.
    Note: I am a DIY'er and not a professional. My posts here are observations / opinions and may or may not be in accordance with your local ordinances.

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    Talking Crawlspace cleanup

    Hi Guys-Thanks for the advice;looks like everything is ok!!
    Steve

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