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Pavement higher than damp course

Reported via desktop in the General highways enquiry category anonymously at 12:42, Friday 2 September 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

I have recently purchased 37 Lower Redland Road and the survey picked up that the tarmac on the pavement around the side of the house on Evans Road, is covering and higher than the damp proof course. This has been covered and damp is getting in to the inside of the house in the area where the pavement/tarmac is covering the damp proof course.

Please could you ensure that this is rectified using some kind of drainage system like a French drain to enable the surface water to fall below the damp proof course around the side of the house. This will need to be covered with a fine grid as there is a large tree on Lower Redland Road that drops its leaves and therefore this will alleviate any blockages.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:42, Friday 2 September 2022

  • I am seeking cavity wall insulation and I had a survey yesterday. They have confirmed that they cannot do this until the damp proof course is at the recommended height of 150mm, above ground level. , the pavement/tarmac has covered part of this and will need removing. It already causes a patch of bridging of damp in the lounge running parallel with the tarmac covering the damp proof course, as well as being picked up in a private survey. The lead time for the cavity wall to be done is 4 weeks and the tarmac/pavement needs to be removed enough to allow the damp proof course to be exposed and then I assume a French drain/gravel with grill needs to be placement over this.

    Posted anonymously at 12:49, Friday 2 September 2022

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:49, Friday 2 September 2022

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:38, Friday 2 September 2022

  • We've investigated this issue and don't think any further action is needed at this time.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:10, Thursday 22 September 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 3797764 in your new report if it is an update on this one.