Beware of PowerStation by-products

During a recent Full Building Survey carried out by Patrick Moyle,  severe salt staining noted to be coming up through the floor in many rooms causing the thermoplastic floor tiles to lift. The property was built in the 1950’s and waste slag from a PowerStation was used as the hard core beneath the solid floor. The salts produced from chemical reactions have caused the floor to deteriorate over time. The only course of action is to hack up the whole of the ground floor of this semi-detached house and replace it. The works would have meant that the property would have been uninhabitable until they were completed and our client therefore decided not to proceed with the purchase.

Salt stained floor

Corner of a Salt stained floor

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