Hi all. I have a general floor issue and I'd really appreciate some objective advice. My house is a 1910 end-terrace in urban Nottingham, UK. I've lived here for 6+ years and it's been riddled with problems from the off, largely due to poor DIY efforts over many years. The downstairs back room was damp-proofed (twice, in fact) on the two external walls shortly before I bought it, and a stud wall installed on the side wall (which features a fireplace). However the other internal walls of both back and front rooms have symptoms of 'rising damp' including the party wall and external porch area. The understairs cupboard is worst affected, with shoulder-high damp up the stairs (with no light in there it took me a couple of years to spot this). Since moving in I have replaced almost all the windows, bathroom, boiler, had the original roof replaced and a new composite front door. I decorated the back room last spring and found the skirting boards warped and full of webby stuff. On moving the sofa I found a gap in the parquet floor with concrete underneath which was literally wet to the touch. Last summer I had the courtyard back garden done. Unfortunately, and despite best efforts, I was ripped off by a cowboy/thug. The structural work fell apart immediately, but the real damage concerned the patio: the house sits on a corner plot on a hill sloping towards the front of the house. My 'builder' paved directly on top of the existing concrete, raising the ground level above my damp proof course and partially obscuring the airbricks on the back wall. He also didn't control the slope in any way, so the torrential rain we've had almost every day since August sloshed straight under my house, heading for the front wall. For my personal safety I chose not to challenge him, and instead had the entire lot redone in December by a good paving/landscaping company, including strip drainage around the rear of the house. I've been hoping this may resolve the long-term damp problems, given some time to dry out. However tonight I found a line of actual water along the top of the skirting board on the front wall of the front room (eg. where I'm guessing all that rainwater has stopped). I've consulted lots of tradesmen about the damp since living here, and every answer/suggestion has been different without committing to an actual diagnosis. But at this point I'm pretty sure it's a floor issue. The question is how serious it is; whether it may dry out during the year, whether low level home treatments could sort it, or whether it needs urgent attention (and from whom, since the last round of treatment failed). My budget is back down to zero after the garden rescue operation, but I need to know what I might potentially be dealing with in order to move forward. Anyone on here got any experience with this kind of thing? I'd be grateful for some pointers. Thanks for reading!