Ponding water causes Wood Decay in Subfloor – Melbourne

Ponding water causes decay

Damp soil / water ponding within the Subfloor area causes timber support stumps to develop wood decay. The can cause the bases of the timber support stumps to rot out and cause subsidence to the flooring of the house. This situation can be rectified by diverting all surface water runoff away from the perimeter and subfloor area of the residence. This may required a qualified plumber / drainer or could be as simple as grading the external soil away from the subfloor area. The timber support stumps may require leveling and packing. But in bad cases the support stumps may be beyond rectification and require replacement. If several support stumps require replacement and the installation of drainage is required, this exercise can be costly.

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