paul wheaton wrote:
And yet another obnoxious opinion from me: If you are building a trench for a french drain, and you pack the bottom, you don't pack the sides. Therefore, water can still seep to the edges - although it will be slower. And clay soils will make a difference in that there will be a near zero soaking into the soils - although they are more likely to plug.
UKSouth Coast wrote:Some idiot has created a "Concrete Floor" along the side of my house and by doing this, has breached the "Damp-Proof Course (DPC)" by 6 to 8 inches. As a result, I get damp and mould forming rising on the inside wall.
Basically, I need to prevent surface water hitting the wall and penetrating, and more importantly, stop the ground moisture coming up the wall (through the capillary action).
I have been told one solution is to dig a French Drain along the wall, by cutting the concrete slab.
Does anyone, especially "paul wheaton", "Kabir424" or "40 years in const." can advise me if this is the soloution? Thanks.
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