Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 12:37, Wednesday 8 May 2019
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later
Over time the pavement level is now higher than the floor of our living room, and when last laid, the pavement surface was put in such that it blocks the air brick holes that would otherwise feed and circulate air under the floor of the house. It’s of older construction and does not have a damp course, so the pavement is also stopping the wall from adequately “breathing” by trapping water against it underneath the pavement. I’d like to dig a channel into the pavement next to the wall so that we can install a French drain to alleviate the problem and also allow air back through the air bricks. I understand we may also need Listed Building consent, but as I understand the pavement is the responsibility of the council, I’m not sure how to move forward. Pavement outside London House, Islip Road.
Council ref: ENQ19832701
Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:40, Wednesday 8 May 2019
Thank you for reporting this issue. The Drainage team are investigating the matter and will keep you informed of their findings.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:13, Friday 24 May 2019
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