Just wondered if anyone could help with this or give advice please....
We have had an insurance claim for escape of water which has caused extensive damage to our property, it has also been left unoccupied now for over 10 months due to the problems :( (Underground drainage pipes were all dislodged and broken casuing water all to build up under the floors, floor joist all rotted etc - these have now been fixed)
We have around 6" of ground water under the floor (1930's terraced property), there is a very large void between the ground under the foor and the floor boards, which we think may have been to allow for the ground water?
Anyway, we have noticed that there is no Damp proof course at all in the property and due to the ground water problem we were advised by our insurance company to have one put in before they re-instate the property - all of the plaster etc is already hacked off the walls, flooring etc is all up so now really would be an ideal time to do it, just dont know if we really need it or not and how much its likely to cost? The insurance company wont pay for it as its a preventative measure not cause for the claim.
Any ideas if requires doing / likley cost / or if we could tackle it ourselfs?