250 bags of rubble have been removed from under the house. Just random rubble, almost touching the underside of the floorboards. You could of built another house with it I would wager...bijou, but definitely a shelter.
Why oh why would this be deemed good practise other than saving money.
As a result of decades of poor ventilation and damp inducing conditions, the vast majority of the joists will have to be replaced. There is a positive though as we can now continue the raised floor into the also newly excavated exterior. The goal being a lovely, beautifully level & insulated floor that will run through out the ground floor.