The affect of the rising water table under suspended wooden and concrete cast floors.
When the water table affects a property it can cause major problems under suspended
wooden and concrete cast floors. In the case of wooden suspended floors, water can
pool beneath the floor area and if there is inadequate ventilation or stagnant air
pockets, condensation can occur due to the temperature of humid air just below the
floor coming into contact with cold air lower down. Water is then condensed on the
under side of the floor. This will often induce timber decay of the wooden floor.
When the water table affects a concrete cast floor, this is generally due to there
being a lack of foundation stone and no damp proof membrane installed below the concrete.
The effect is that the concrete floor cracks, as it is pushed upward by the water
Both problems can be resolved; however this work will cause some disruption.
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