Sloping Patio towards house & DPC

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by Newbuildvictim, Aug 2, 2023.

  1. Newbuildvictim

    Newbuildvictim New Member

    Hi all,

    I’ve recently moved into a new build timber-framed, brick-clad house which has a small dry-laid concrete patio at the rear.

    During this wet summer I’ve noticed that water pools towards the house. A spirit level on the slabs confirms the same (but to which degree I’m not sure).

    I’ve raised this with the developer and their words were:

    “The DPC is above your slabs, which stops any damp from rising into your property. The floors are also concrete and beam raised, which are above your slabs. If the water disperses in 2-3 days then this is not considered a defect.”

    Any input on this would be appreciated as I’m not convinced this would allay any rising damp/mould issues in the near future.

    Thanks all

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