Damp Proofing Question

Damp musty smell in extension

Hi there
I have a problem with a damp smell in my ground floor extension, its been there for several years and im only dealing with it now as my daughter wants it for her bedroom now. it started a couple of months after i laid a new carpet on it, only weeks after extension was built. there has never been any visual signs in the room of any damp problems but the carpet is very musty and gets stronger when i put my nose right down to it, so it seems as if its coming from the floor. The floor if i remember was laid with breeze blocks then the normal wood chip style floor which goes on top of most modern built homes. extension was pile driven as the original house was when built ten years before. I dont know if that is an issue or not. Some parts of the extension at the bottom are a bit below the ground so the gray foundation bricks are not visible all the way round , also dont know if that is an issue.
Please help with any advise you can.

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Best Answer

Hi there
You really need someone to look at the plans of the extension,to lay breeze blocks on the floor is not normal i would expect concrete blocks and then a wood chip board does not sound right even so if this is all fine then it could be a ventilation problem causing condensation with out more info or looking it is very difficult to diagnose.
kind regards

Answered 18th Sep 2012

Trident Damp

Member since 26 May 2011

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