End Terrace Alley Way Floor

Hi All,
Hoping for some advice. I have an Alley way which my neighbours say is causing damp along their wall. They believe it is being caused by the alley way having only a dirt floor and not concrete. My wall facing the alley way has been fine. I do not have any signs of damp or smells of damp. Is there likely to be any truth in this and will a concrete floor be better than the existing dirt?
Any advice would be appreciated.
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"Curious Bob"

Heck, let them buy in the concrete.
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Curious Bob;3126332 Wrote: > Hi All,

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Does your wall along the alleyway receive sunlight while theirs is perpetually in the shade? That would make a big difference.
I would cover the alleyway mud with a fairly thick plastic (like 10 mil) (meaning 10 thousandths of an inch thick) and see if that changes things.
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Most likely thing is a defect in their house construction. American houses are very poorly constructed. Is there any possibility that dirt has washed in so raising the ground level which could affect things dampwise? Also who owns the alley? How long has the problem existed for? Do puddles of water lie there when there is heavy rain? Concreting it is not likely to be a complete solution and may not help at all depending on the exact problem.
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Curious Bob wrote:

Water does not soak into concrete very well. I would think it would cause more flooding than the current dirt 'floor'. It is apparently caused by the slope of the alleyway (down from your side). Maybe you can fix that by sloping the dirt towards the center of the alleyway from both sides.
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Curious Bob wrote:

There were 7 responses to this question from 6 AHR members. The Homeowners HUB only posted 4 of the good responses on their site. The 3 negative responses were not deleted from their site. Therefore, telling any homeownershub poster to change to a newsserver is a waste of time. They won't get the message.
I have a question that may, or may not, keep our questions from appearing on these thieving sites. My question is directed to the those who are familiar with copyrights. Can we copyright our questions and answers in this forum with the proper notice? Perhaps in the sig line? My former employer keeps up with me by email and on every post he has this warning at the bottom of the email.
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willshak wrote:

Sorry, again I made an error. Delete the "not" in that sentence. The above line should read "were deleted from their site".

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'D' or 'DD'?
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Another reason to shun such sites.

Likely not. Your TOS likely doesn't give that option. You post it, they own (rights to) it.

Different issue but likely not enforceable, either.

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