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Norman Smith

Hi Phil,

Damp proofing polythene on the ground seems a no brainer, but is there currently sufficient air flow across the ground through sub floor ventilation grilles or whatever to remove the rising damp? Dig a screwdriver 50mm into the ground to get a true picture of the state of the sub-soil. It is possible the house started life very damp (i.e. built with wet timber) and its still drying out.

How aware are the occupants of the many modest steps to minimuise moisture generation and then remove it through natural ventilation? e.g. security stays on windows so they can kept open so bedrooms can be ventilated at night, thus removing the XX? litres of water vapour we each generate when sleeping.

Probably no silver bullet but a number of measures/actions required.
Cheers, Norman