Rainwater dripping onto a path can undermine the house

Help! My walls are damp and the brick work and concrete never drys out.

The cause was 30 years of rainwater not reaching the drain. Lots of houses have drainpipes that spill onto the path. They have never been connected to a gully and drain. It is too much hard work! Here 6m of piping and finding the old drain left me dripping with sweat. Gutting concrete and digging rubble is not for the faint hearted. It was well worth the effort to make sure this house never slips into a sink hole of its own making.

This was laid onto pea gravel and levelled before final connection