Internal rising damp in Harrogate property caused by defective drainage.
The featured image is from a Harrogate property recently purchased with rising damp issues. We recommend a CCTV drainage survey to ensure the pipe work close to the property was in good condition and to eliminate this as being the cause, at this stage the drainage system appeared to be working and was not blocked.
Upon further investigation foul water had been building up beneath the floor void due to the mortar being washed away under the damp course and was a major contributor to the rising damp problems within the property.
The “rest bend” (90 degree pipe situated at the bottom of a soil pipe) had a major break causing foul water to leak down the external wall and over time running into the internal floor void. We rectified this by replacing the “rest bend” and piping to the existing drainage system.
This was discovered after the purchase of the property and highlights the need for a Home Buyers CCTV Drain Survey prior to the purchase of any property (domestic or commercial)
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