My senior citizen parents have moisture/water issues in their at-sea-level, Charleston S.C. home. When I visited last month, I noticed the living room floor was rippling. As I walked across the floor, it felt like I was on hilly terrain! They have had moisture and mold issues for the past 25 years, and Mom says she has asked around for help, and no one seems to have a solution. I suspect the floor is a symptom of a bigger water problem. Maybe the landscaping/grading. Dad had a contractor re-do the moisture barrier a year ago, before the rippling happened. Anyone have this issue, and know how to fix the root cause?
Is this a on grade concrete slab or is the house over a crawlspace with a wooden sub floor over joists?
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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