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# 252866 14-Jul-2019 19:24
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Hi we have recently moved in an old house, when it rains heavily we get water coming up from under the tiles in our laundry. I'm guessing this part of the house was originally outside and has been closed in. The floor is about 60mm lower than the rest of the house. I'm trying to decide if we should paint on a waterproof membrane or lay a concrete lpad over it. Or do we need to rip up the tiles and lay polythene down and then concrete over it. Any advice would be much appreciated. We have an amazing property on the West Coast of the south island in NZ, but the house is going to be a work in progress for a very long time. Thanks 😁

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  # 2276511 14-Jul-2019 20:35
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No No No. Dont cover it up. Remove the water issue, however its getting there.Then repair the floor, now that it will remain dry




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  # 2276520 14-Jul-2019 20:43
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Thanks for your reply. Yeah I have been working on fixing the drainage outside and guttering it has made a difference. But we are still getting water coming up in the centre of the room under the tiles. So I'm guessing we will need to dig up the floor. It's sitting straight on the ground I suspect. Thanks I might have to get the professionals in.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2276531 14-Jul-2019 20:59
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Kaniere: 

 

I might have to get the professionals in.

 

That seems like a very good idea

 

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  # 2276535 14-Jul-2019 21:04
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Kaniere: Thanks for your reply. Yeah I have been working on fixing the drainage outside and guttering it has made a difference. But we are still getting water coming up in the centre of the room under the tiles. So I'm guessing we will need to dig up the floor. It's sitting straight on the ground I suspect. Thanks I might have to get the professionals in.

 

Good plan, water will cause a lot of damage


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  # 2276537 14-Jul-2019 21:15
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If the floor was laid without polythene under the concrete but is low enough that you can add more concrete/lplaster you can add a polythene layer mid slab. You don't necessarily have to rip the existing out.



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  # 2276542 14-Jul-2019 21:20
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Thanks I was hoping we could do something like that 😊

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