I've just bought a late victorian end-of-terrace. I've taken up the laminate flooring that was there and replaced it with wooden floorboards. Most of the joists are fine, but there's one corner, about 1m by 2m square, where the joists have suffered from damp and are in very bad condition.
I'm going to replace them, but before I do, I'd obviously like to fix the problem. I think part of the DPC has been damaged, so I'll fix that, but I also wanted to make sure there was enough ventilation.
However, the affected area is on the corner of the house that adjoins a public footpath. This footpath is 30-40cm above the level of the flooring, so I can't put any airbricks in for ventilation. It's also a solid brick wall.
Has anybody got any tips or advice for preventing the same level of dampness in this area?