Hi all, new here but thought I would post to try and get some advice.
I am currently building a kitchen/diner extension to the back of my house and have just finished digging the footings. So far so good.....
However, I woke up this morning to find one end full of water (too much to come from any rain we have had).
On closer inspection I have found that the water is actually leaking out of the wall of my existing house. After having a good look it has started to flood out, its coming from inside the cavity wall of the kitchen below the dpc and is flowing straight into the footing trench.
I cannot understand why this has happened or what has caused it, not do I know how to rectify the situtation. I expanded the hole to try and let the water out but it has shown no signs of stopping yet.
There are no pipes around there that could have burst and I have checked the nearest ones anyway. I also have no damp problems in the house so this has come as quite a surprise to say the least.
Has anyone had ny expierence with such a problem?