Re: damp concrete slab
Posted by hj on October 07, 2001 at 10:29:52:
In response to Re: damp concrete slab
I would suspect the damp floor after using the washing machine is a perception rather than reality, since it would be unusual for any dampness to penetrate the concrete floor that quickly unless the leak were above the floor. In that case it would be wet rather than damp. It is also not likely to be a drain leak, since that water would go down into the ground, not up into the floor.

: My house was built in 1953 on a concrete slab. Floor throughout house is chronically damp, but worse after rainstorms and after running washing machine in kitchen. Vinyl floor installed last year in kitchen is beginning to fail (bubbles and calcium stains). I do not see or hear any leaks. Water meter does not budge when water is shut off in house.

: I called a plumber last year. He came out, took a quick look, said he couldn't tell me anything without tearing out wall between kitchen and bathroom, charged $90 and left.

: Any ideas about how to proceed at this point?

: Cynthia

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