Joined: July 2019
||Posted: 11 July 2019,21:35
Hello, great website and forum, I have read quite a few articles and messages.
We have a 1930's end terrace house. We found water getting into the subfloor, below the floorboards. The subfloor has a concrete oversite.
We found that when it rains for about a day water accumulates in puddles against the end gable wall to about an inch depth. Once it stops raining it takes a day for the water to evaporate.
There was a gully blocked in the gated alleyway outside the back yard of the house. The council cleared this drain three weeks ago. I don't think this is the cause of the water in the house. It has not rained substantially since to find out
We examined the pavement on the gable end of the house. Some gaps in the motor between paving stones, particularly where it joins the house.
Also there is a open drain (I guess for surface water) in the the road running along the gable end side of the house.
The house itself it at or near the top of a hill, houses appear lower around it. However, the pavement ground level is above the subfloor void. The soil below the pavement is clay
Thinking about putting some drain dye in the street drain or in the cracks of the pavement and waiting until it rains again. See if the dyed water appears in the house
Any suggestions. Thanks. Steve