Hi there, first post so pls be gentle if I'm about to ask a stupid question!
When our conservatory was built (many years before we moved in), no damp proof course was installed. The patio immediately outside our conservatory has been concreted and patio slabs have been laid over the top. Ultimately, the concrete is directly touching the conservatory.
We only found out about the lack of a DPC when our conservatory floor turned to mush, this has now been sorted as part of an insurance claim but we now need to find a proper solution to our DPC problem.
We've seen on DIY programmes that laying decking can be a good solution providing you fix something like a ledger board to the house?
Is this option a good one or can anyone suggest anything else that might get us out of a hole. I particularly like the decking idea as it'll probably add a bit of value to the house along the way.
Of course, if we go for the decking option, we're going to need to lower the patio by a few inches. Would the whole thing need tol come up or could we just somewhere dig a trench around the house?
As you may be able to tell, I'm not a DIYer so any thoughts or suggestions would be gratefully received.