Re: Under slab leak - What now??
Posted by Weogo on May 27, 2004 at 19:23:24:
In response to Re: Under slab leak - What now??
Hi Mitch,

: Thanks for your response. Since we have never had any dampness or problems of this sort until the leak, I assume that it is the source of the problem. I don't know how the slab foundation was prepared - that is if there is a layer of sand over a vapor barrier or something else. If the former, it could be preventing disapation of the water.

Good point, plastic could definitely be slowing your moisture loss!

Here's an odd idea to consider for accelerating moisture removal:

Cover the floor with masonite with holes in it.
Put a layer of heavy-gauge plastic over the masonite and seal at perimiter with plastic tape.
Hook a vacuum pump to the plastic and let it run.

A local woodshop or other fabricator that does vacuum laminating might rent the pump to you and have a good source for the plastic.

Good luck! Weogo

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