The obvious area is below the ground floor where the timber floor joists could be touching bits of wall that are below the damp-proof course
or maybe the sub-floor is very wet from a high water table in the ground.
Roofs, gutters, flashings, patios, gardens and in some instances damp-proof courses
are all critical in determining the overall condition of our buildings.
The answer was to incorporate a damp-proof course
in the floor but this would involve digging up and relaying the concrete.
There won't be a damp-proof course
so your floor is always likely to suffer some damp unless you add your own physical damp barrier.
Older homes may have had a damp-proof course
fitted to the walls but not beneath the floors, so joists can be vulnerable to moisture rising from the ground.
A new damp-proof course
meant the sitting room had been freshly- plastered, the perfect surface for a fresco effect.
Just 40 years ago the majority of our homes didn't have a damp-proof course
They called in the professionals to put in a damp-proof course
, central heating and rewiring - and Phil took time off his work as a butcher to do the labouring.
Gill spent their first date captivating him with exciting stories about her new damp-proof course
I AM sure that the damp-proofing companies won't agree with me, but it seems to us that pretty much all of the houses that were built without a damp-proof course
now have a one fitted.
If your home doesn't have a damp-proof course
, or it's defective, you'll need a specialist to install one, but it may be that the course is being prevented from doing its job.
A surveyor has even told Mrs Weir and the city council that the entire floor and damp-proof course