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Lime create/something similar or suspended wooden floor in kitchen thats currently damp

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Justintime4t, 21 Jun 2016.

  1. Justintime4t


    15 Jun 2016
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    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    We have a Victorian mid terrace that we are trying to sort out.

    It has suspended wooden floors in the hallway, and 2 downstairs reception rooms.

    It has an original 'extention' (the bit that sticks out the back of the terrace) which is currently concrete floor with no signs of a DPC
    The brick walls are wet coming up from the floor to the magical 1M mark.
    This floor is the same level as the s.uspended flooring of the rest of the house
    Now, when we moved in we found out that originally this floor was lower (several houses in the terrace has this step down into the kitchen)
    We also found out that outside the house, there were two concrete patios put down which were the height of 3 bricks, and no run off for water.

    So we have dug this back out and the house is starting to dry out, however, the worst area for damp seems to be betwwen us and next door (party wall) and also where the old chimney hearth was.

    I'm currently digging out the out hearth, but I'm concerned about the damp with next door.
    They put in a DPC/DPM a few years ago for their concrete floor and I believe that this is causing all the moisture to come through and up our side of the soild brick wall - is this likely?

    Anyhow, we are looking to take out all the 'original' concreate then then replace with something more suitable.

    The size is 5.5m by 2.8m

    We are looking at either going for a limcreate floor, which is breathable, or digging out 400mm and then installing a suspended wooden floor, open up the side and back with air bricks and match up the flooring with the rest of the house.

    Any opinions whether or not limecreate or suspended wooden flooring is the way to go?

    Also, if we are getting damp (at least some) from next doors half done DPC, should we find out how high it was installed, and should we do the same on ourside to ensure no moisture comes up this joint internal wall?


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