Water damage. Please help me.

mrkavin

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Hello there.

3 days ago, I found that the carpet right next to the ensuite bathroom was damp wet.

I did not use water for a while and checked the water meter. The water meter did not move. I think it means no water leaks.

After shower, I checked the carpet and it seemed not getting wet. So I think waterproof it ok.

What I guess is...
That night we had some rains. And next day rain stoppes. When it rains the carpet gets wet(damp). When the rains stops, the carpet gets being dried.
So I am worrying that there might have some cracks or damage on the footing??

I feel like water is smearing to the carpet from the floor.

My house is 5yrs old so I contacted the builder but the warranty has expired. I called insurance and they cover the damage only (such as carpet).

Can anyone please help me what I can do?
Whom do I need to contact? Plumber? Renovation company? Anyone else?

Can plumber fix this type of problem? ( If not related to the pipes, water leak... the footing might have some problem or waterpoof seals need to be done??)
I have no idea what to do. I have asked friends and neighbours but got no answers.

Thank you.
 

mrkavin

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Jul 4, 2021
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kavin
Hello there.

3 days ago, I found that the carpet right next to the ensuite bathroom was damp wet.

I did not use water for a while and checked the water meter. The water meter did not move. I think it means no water leaks.

After shower, I checked the carpet and it seemed not getting wet. So I think waterproof it ok.

What I guess is...
That night we had some rains. And next day rain stoppes. When it rains the carpet gets wet(damp). When the rains stops, the carpet gets being dried.
So I am worrying that there might have some cracks or damage on the footing??

I feel like water is smearing to the carpet from the floor.

My house is 5yrs old so I contacted the builder but the warranty has expired. I called insurance and they cover the damage only
emergency plumber(such as carpet).

Can anyone please help me what I can do?
Whom do I need to contact? Plumber? Renovation company? Anyone else?

Can plumber fix this type of problem? ( If not related to the pipes, water leak... the footing might have some problem or waterpoof seals need to be done??)
I have no idea what to do. I have asked friends and neighbours but got no answers.

Thank you.
looking for a quick response.
 

PhillB

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My uncle is a house framer, and he once told a client that a foundation that was not completely covered with cement could have the wood on the floor absorbing humidity and getting the floor wet on rainy days. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but I think it does have to do with the foundation and flooring. Of course, cleaning your gutters and inspecting them would be great to avoid water from 1-2 feet from your home, which will prevent the water from accumulating too close.