The remains of liquefaction lurking under Christchurch houses is causing health problems but can be removed courtesy of insurance companies.
It may be out of site but it can still cause damage. Silt from the 2011 earthquakes is piled high under some houses, particularly those on TC3 land where it is rotting floorboards and causing damp. Fungi also thrive in these conditions and lead to an increase in respiratory complaints and other health issues, the Canterbury District Health Board Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey warns.
However, it can be removed. Talk to your insurance company.