I love this site, so would love some expert advice.
I live in a Victorian single fronted terrace house, which was built over 100 years ago. It had rising damp. I renovated the house 8 years ago and did the following:
– Replaced the roof and guttering.
– Restumped the house, and got SO much dirt dug out to create ventilation
– Installed air vents. The guy who installed the ventilation was great and advised that I should also get a fan installed under the house for $700 to run twice a day, so that it remains dry. I decided I had done enough.
– About one year later I had the house repainted and it looked beautiful, but unfortunately the paint is now flaking (not as bad as before), but it appears I still have rising damp. Oh dear!
Is the fan under the house a good idea? The other option is to spend 10K (ouch!!!) on the Austrian/German Aquapol system.