New to the forum, so forgive me if theres already tons of posts on this (I'll start searching now!)
I move into a new house in 2 weeks, its an approx 120-140yr old stone 'cottage' with various extensions. Some of the floors are concrete, some timber. The survey and damp report came back that there is some rising damp, so I've had a quote of Â£3k +VAT to inject a DPC (guess its never had one)
The report did not specifcally say anything about the concrete floors, but did say that I should assume some floor joists need replacing, as the current owner had said he'd replaced some in 2 of the rooms.
So, my plan is to get in, get the floors up and replace joists where needed, and get this new DPC with a guarantee that the bank need.
My question is around the concrete floor parts - should I be looking at digging up to a level, adding a new membrane and relaying, or could this be more a case of applying some liquid (bitumen?) to the surface before laying underlay and carpet/flooring? I realise I need to get in to see whats what, but any general pointers greatly appreciated!