I live in a lower ground floor flat and the skirting boards in the hallway/reception entrance have deteriorated over the last few months. I can see a ride mark in the laminate floor too and worried this is either an underfloor leak or rising damp. It's a concrete sub floor. See pics provided Has anyone else had this issue? If so what was your diagnosis and treatment? Thanks
Hi chris81, If this is a new occurrence then a leak is the most likely cause. You will probably have to remove the laminate floor to check but for now I suggest you leave things alone and see how bad it gets over the next few weeks. I’m assuming the wall does not form part of a shower. Regards S
Thanks for your response, I believe a DPC was done to the two internal walls on either side of the door over a year ago prior to me moving in. I’ve been told it could be bridging to the plaster behind the skirting that may need trimming back but until I remove the skirting I wouldn’t know for sure.
Hi chris81, It’s difficult to tell from your pictures but it looks like it’s a wholly internal corner. If this is the case the question is why damp should appear internally. You could hire a decent damp meter to draw the cartography of the damp and see if this shows the damp source. Regards S
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