Damp Sub-Floor Areas

We have just carried out a Defect Analysis Report in Reigate on the ground floor of an Edwardian office building for a firm of Solicitor Clients where there has been perpetual dampness to the walls and floor in part of their ground floor boardroom.

A new suspended timber floor was only installed about one year ago but the builder forgot to put the airbricks around the perimeter of the external walls. A blocked rainwater gulley and a new tarmac car park discharging surface water against the building all contributed to much water getting into the sub-floor void where there is no ventilation. Major condensation has been occurring.

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