DIY Doctor

Main navigation

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?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:38 pm


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:25 pm

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.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4756
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics