water seaping up from ground into carpet (house on slab)


Postby famen » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:43 pm

My house is on a slab and I noticed that the carpet was wet. I pulled back the carpet to find old tile. The carpet is soaked and the tile floor is all wet, but I have no clue where the water is coming from.

My first assumption was that there is a crack in the foundation. I'm hoping it's something that's not as serious, but who knows. Can anybody help me?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:25 pm

famen,
You haven't mentioned the age of your house.
If it is pre-war the chances are that the floor does not incorporate a damp proof membrane.
If the house is post war you will probably need to look for leaking water pipes buried in the floor.
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