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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Hi All,

Hope I've placed this in the correct section, apologies if not.

My wife and I bought our house last year and it's all become a bit of a disaster. Effectively anything that could go wrong has done and I'm looking to put any of our savings into repairs in the house as we have two young children.

Unfortunately we have a stone garage which is in as good an order as the house! In the Spring, I noticed there was rising damp and it seems the previous owner had created a compost heap against one wall of the garage.

I decided to dig a trench and let the walls dry out for a while, with the intention of filling it a few months later (at a much lower level). The time has come to start filling it and I have no idea where to start. I've searched the forum and can't find what I'm looking for, so was looking for some help if possible.

There is a downpipe from the garage gutter which will also need drainage I would presume.

I've attached a picture of the trench and I dug to just below the foundation line (which is hopefully visible in the picture).

Any and all help would be much appreciated and apologies for the long first post!

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Guess you could line the stone with a dpm (thick black plastic sheet, roofing felt etc) and back fill against that, might help; it is what I did when I built a retaining wall, trim off any above soil level excess.


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stick up photos of the wholewall and show the down pipe. you dodt seem to have dug much out. whers the top of the garage floor on the outside? is the floor concrete
the down pipe will prob ned to be taken awayfrom the garage in a sump drainage ternch


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Thanks for the advice so far, it's much appreciated. It's taken me longer to reply as using the forum on a phone wasn't going too well!

I've attached a few more pictures of the area and I've marked a red line where I seem to be at the floor of the garage. I've bought lining and am probably (from my very limited understanding) going to order some gravel, but there seems to be a host of differing opinions as to the best way forward and seems to be specific to each situation, so any help would be great!

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Another angle.


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some useful drainage arrangements here

http://www.pavingexpert.com/dpc01.htm

pavingexpert is one of the best rescources available online for hard landscaping


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Most definately lead the down pipe away from the garage side or at least into a water but with the overflow a couple of mtrs away and I think you will have solved 50% of the damp problem, without a DPM in the stone work you will not achieve 100%.


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the down pipe has been leaking onto thewall. looks like you are moving it. take it to back of garage and drop and bury it and lead it away
careful with digging it looks like you couldbe undermining the wall?


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