It would be best to relay the stone slabs to get rid of the ponding but in addition, the replacement floor joists and boards should be stopped short of the wall, protected by damp course
and kept well ventilated.
The damp course
around the third or fourth row of bricks lasts as long as the building but a common problem is bridging it.
RISING DAMP pounds 1,472 for providing new damp course
If your home doesn't have a damp course
, or it's defective, you will need the professionals.
It now has a damp course
and new, level, floor joists.
The men said they were digging outside and asked them to go into the basement to check the damp course
Titan director Rob Murdoch said: "Greenfield Construction's people are among the first to go onto a new site, doing what is necessary to prepare the ground and laying foundations up to damp course
If it is against the house, don't go higher than the damp course
The most common type is the installation of a chemically injected damp course
, which involves drilling a series of holes near to the bottom of the wall and injecting either a liquid or cream substance which slowly fills the cavities in the masonry, forming a barrier against rising damp.
QAFTER having a damp course
done five years ago, we covered the walls in lining paper and then emulsion.
Basically, this enshrines your right to do things like cutting into the wall to take one end of an RSJ, or slicing all the way through it in order to install a new damp course
He agreed to let someone visit and after an assessment was persuaded he needed a complete damp course
in the cellar for PS4,000.