New slab up against wood of old house a problem?

I am adding a new laundry room to the back of my house. The contractor had a footer poured and block installed around the new room. Then the area was filled with gravel.
The current house has a crawl space under it adjacent to this new expansion.
When they poured the concrete slab in this new room I noticed that it was 9" higher than the slab in the current crawl space.
The new slab is up against the new block on 3 walls, but on the 4th wall the gravel and concrete slab are up against the wood of the old house.
Is there a concern about this?
There doesn't seem to be anything between the gravel and concrete and the house.
TIA, Tim
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Finite wrote:

Yes. Wood in contact with concrete should be pressure treated wood or it will eventually rot. If it is not pressure treated wood there should be a flashed/waterproofed barrier. At a minimum, assuming the crawlspace is dry, some 30# building felt, roll roofing or roofing membrane should have been used in your situation.
I don't understand why the two slabs don't align. Perhaps there were reasons other than not wishing to excavate additional material.
R
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RicodJour wrote:

I might be misreading the description but it sounds like the original house is perimeter foundation & raised floor on joist syste,m?
The new addtion is going to be a slab on rasied earth contained by the block wall on foundation & back filled then a slab poured?
The old was floor on joists & the new is "slab on grade"?
The cause of the "mismatch" is the change in floor / framing systems?
In any case care must be taken such that conditions do not exist for the old wall & joist system to either wick water or other wise get water from the new construction.
Seems to me that they shoudl have jsut stuck with the old system, except perhaps they were concern about creating a "lost" crawlspace?
cheers Bob
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ok lets see if we have this right
you have a house that has a crawl space
the contractor built an addition on to your house and did not match the floor levels of the crawl spaces
additionally he The new slab is up against the new block on 3 walls, but on the 4th wall the gravel and concrete slab are up against the wood of the old house.
sounds like you got a a bright one there
so you are saying where the addition meets the house they poured concrete and gravel against your wall and didnt even weather proof wow
well it is too late now to do anything really I hope they at least left the siding on the house where they poured concrete and you arent saying they poured it against OSB
About the only think i can think of is go into the crawl space with a few cans of undercoating that is used on cars and spray the crap out of that wood If not automotive under coating then try to find another good product
they should have at least installed some rubberized water and ice barrier but really they should have matched the old sill level with the new sill footer and used some rebar to tie them together.
anyway good luck and if it is a problem it wont happen for a couple years

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