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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 am 
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Hi, so I've got water coming up through the floor where there's a old open pipe, I'm guessing it's coming through the pipe and not the crack next to it (see photo). The water is not coming in under pressure just a trickle (raining quite a bit at the moment as well).


We have lived here 5 years so this pipe must have been there all that time but the today is the first time I've seen any water.

Any advice for a short term fix, maybe a product that will seal the pipe / crack that can be used on a wet surface.

Also long term I'm guessing the floor will need to be broken up around the pipe & investigated further with maybe the damp course being repaired, which is a real pain as the gas meter is right next to that crack (part of it can actually be seen in the photo).

https://imgur.com/a/Q1sxRrR

Any advice appreciated thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:06 pm 
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am i looking at a stub of distorted copper pipe?
you cant be certain where the waters coming from without drying off an watching for a bit. have you shone a light down the pipe?

is the white object the gas meter? given its near the gas meter the cu pipe could be an abandoned gas supply pipe?
why not post a pic showing more of the whole area?



you could chisel out the material around the pipe enough to get a slice cutter in.
then cut off the distorted pipe end, clean up the remaining stub and cap it.

removing the whole floor and replacing it with a DPM and insulated concrete slab could be done without disconnecting the gas meter.


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https://imgur.com/a/lyS5xYs


I'm sure it's coming through the blue coloured pipe which im guessing is a old discoloured copper pipe. As you can see from the picture there isn't much room round the pipe.
Regarding the damp course, could just that section not be repaired, seems like a lot of work to replace all of it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:25 pm 
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the DPC is in the wall and the membrane, the DPM is under the solid floor - which are you referring to ref repairs?
rusty fixing in the skirting indicates that theres damp in the wall behind the skirting - you'l have to remove the skirting, and check the skirting back and the wall/plaster for damp.

is the outside ground level below the level of the solid floor?

i said above just chisel out around the cu pipe - thats easy doable if awkward.


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wes56 wrote:
the DPC is in the wall and the membrane, the DPM is under the solid floor - which are you referring to ref repairs?
rusty fixing in the skirting indicates that theres damp in the wall behind the skirting - you'l have to remove the skirting, and check the skirting back and the wall/plaster for damp.

is the outside ground level below the level of the solid floor?

i said above just chisel out around the cu pipe - thats easy doable if awkward.



Yeah i was refering to repairing DPM & the ground level is below level of solid floor


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the DPM should be well below the floor surface and you might be able to deal with the pipe without touching it.
if you want to patch the DPM you will need a wider and deeper excavation.
but how do you know if you have a DPM?
removing the skirting will expose any DPM edge run up behind the skirting.


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