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Picture of ArtGar1110
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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?
 
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Is this a on grade concrete slab or is the house over a crawlspace with a wooden sub floor over joists?


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