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Issue re pavement abutting damp course and meter reading showing high damp readings insise house

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category by INGRID HUNT at 09:32, Monday 19 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2347081.

Good morning Please can you assist with following enquiry. We are currently in the process of purchasing a property in Aldwincle 7 Main Street. NN14 3EL

The house survey has picked up damp in the front room of the property (high in level) and his belief is that this is due to the damp course to the front of the property being very close to the pavement, with the surface water flowing back towards the property. The property is the end property of 4 houses (nos 1, 3, 5 and 7). On inspection of the row of houses houses, no 1 has clear evidence of the damp course (with 2 bricks showing before the damp course), this reduces along the row of properties so that when you get to number 7, this has been reduced greatly. As it is the council pavement that is abutting the property, is this something that the council would look to resolve.

I look forward to hearing back from you

Thank you for your help in this matter

Ingrid hunt 07541 022656

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:33, Monday 19 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This site has been visited by our team. Our team member could not find any defects associated with the highway that could cause damp issues with the customers property. However, it was noted that the shared down pipe from the roofs guttering system was discharging next to the external wall without any drain which may be a cause of the customers damp issue. If the customer would like to obtain a claims form please e-mail

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:37, Thursday 22 October 2020

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