I have a 2 story house in upstate ny with a pier foundation. The foundation is currently open and the floor has fiberglass insulation with rigid foam underneath that. Underneath the house is open soil and it’s a little lower than the grade on the outside. Sometimes a heavy rain or in the spring with snow melt water will get under there with no place to drain. I’m wondering if there is a way to avoid this. Maybe a French drain around the house. The house sits about 2 feet off the ground so it would be hard to bring the ground level up and still have any room to get under the house. Or should I skirt the house and encapsulate the crawlspace and bring grade up on to skirting?
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