24 Mar

londonpropertypreservation

I’ve been looking into reasons for damp, other than the obvious no damp proof course, broken DPC, not enough height above ground etc etc & have been a little surprised over some of the answers I have found.

ImageThere is a huge field of belief out there that “ghost” mists following old river pathways can cause damp issues in new builds.

Upon further investigation, these ghostly mists have also received blame for damp in old houses where rivers run deeply underground, but the mist still follows over the path the river would’ve run if it was still at ground level.

Living in London, I know first hand that there are many many old waterways which are now covered by “regeneration”. These were waterways, emanating from canals, serving as London’s water supplies over 250 years ago.

Sometimes these canals & underground rivers can be seen on old schematics & deeds, sometimes its just word of mouth…

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