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Old 03-12-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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Hi,

I don't know if anyone can help with this... I live in a purpose built apartment block, and part of my flat is on a raised level (10 inches from concrete level).

I had a leak in the toilet, behind the concealed unit (underneath), and it seems it must have been leaking for some time, as I started to notice a smell of damp. I had my plumber come round, and he said the concealed unit, small 9litre water tank had been installed badly, saying that when it was buit it had been basically stuck on the wall with a couple of bits of plaster. Anyway, I had the concealed unit taken out and a new toilet put in - as I was told this would be cheaper, as it was an unusual cistern.

What I am worried about, is that as there is now a gap and I could put my hand under the floor at the back of the toilet (as it is now longer 'built in'), the floor underneath is soaking wet and slightly spongey to the touch. I asked the plumber if this was usual, and he said it would take a few weeks to dry out. I just really want to check this is correct, and any advice would be really appreciated.

Many thanks,

Claire

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Get a fan and aim it at the opening----the faster you can get that dried out, the better.

Is the flooring under the toilet still solid-no rocking or movement of the stool?

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Hi,
No, the floor does seem solid and there isn't movement, but the floor when feeling underneath through the hole in the wall - to feel underneath the floor, is wet, I was just concerned, and didnt know if what the plumber was saying is true, i.e. it would dry out and be okay.
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How much would I be looking at if I had to replace the wood floor/Joists etc in a small bathroom, or part of the room? Thanks
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