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DPC Level Around Garage and Path?
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:23:51 am »
Please could someone provide some advice in relation to the DPC level around my garage and path.

The path that runs to my garden gate runs upwards and as a result half the garage wall is on or below the DPC level.

From my garden gate the level then drops away and the path slopes into my garden with the DPC of the rear garage wall being well below ground level in places.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.


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Re: DPC Level Around Garage and Path?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 06:01:33 am »
As I said in your other post the DPC should be 150mm minimum above finished ground level.
It is more important with a single skin garage as the wall will have rising damp and mould in the inside.

Who was the housebuilder that built this?
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Re: DPC Level Around Garage and Path?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 11:36:54 am »
I have been advised that in order to resolve the breached DPC issue the developer has instructed a contractor to carry out "injection DPC works".

Please can someone advise what this means and if this an acceptable form of remedial action inline with NHBC and building regulations?

I have concerns that when I wish to sell the property the breached DPC will be highlighted by any survey a potential buyer may wish to have completed.

Originally the developer was going to drop the path to the correct level which is the course of action I would like them to take.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: DPC Level Around Garage and Path?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 08:29:14 am »
You still haven't named the housebuilder which is even more important given your last post!

First of all, I do not believe injection dpc are a one-time fix.
From memory, it will need to be re done every 10-15 years.  If you go down this route be sure to get an insurance-backed warranty as they often fail.

You are right, any surveyor worth his salt would quickly spot the absence of a traditional above ground dpc and would then be out with the moisture meter.

There is no substitute for doing the job properly.
If you do agree, it could open this bodge-job remedial to the many others in exactly the same position as you find yourself in.
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