DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Visit Thermo worx


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:12 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Posts: 2
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Hello,

Hopefully someone can advise me, is there any correlation between the whitening on the external brickwork and the damp internally? I'm looking to buy a property and don't want any costly damp issues.

Ana


Attachments:
internal.jpg
internal.jpg [ 122.55 KiB | Viewed 422 times ]
Efflorescence.jpg
Efflorescence.jpg [ 48.38 KiB | Viewed 422 times ]
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:40 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:47 pm
Posts: 553
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 153 times
Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts often seen on the surface of concrete, brick, stucco, or natural stone surfaces. It occurs when water is present on or in the masonry surface. It sparkles. It's white, sometimes with a grayish tint. It flakes off the surface and is present only on the surface. It's actually salt deposits left behind by water.
I would not expect efflorescence to be apparent on a building of the age shown in the Photo.
It is present due to the introduction of water!
Looking at the junction of the top of the single storey roof and the right hand side of that roof where they meet the wall; there is no evidence of lead soakers or flashing having been fitted! There appears to be a mortar fillet, which would admit water to the brickwork over time!
I am unable to explain the presence of efflorescence on the face of the single storey building, but would want to establish that a DPC had been fitted.
Hope that helps.

davyp1


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:02 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Posts: 7539
Location: Fife
Has thanked: 941 times
Been thanked: 1741 times
Labourers not covering up bricks or sand properly and them being contaminated by rain water is the main cause of efflorescence. Once it's there it's there forever more I'm afraid and although unsightly it's not doing any harm outside. A going over with a stiff hard brush will help take away the white appearance over time.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:29 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Posts: 2
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Thanks for the replies. So the property does need some work doing regarding flashing etc. That gives me some leverage when negotiating the price.

Thanks
Ana


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:42 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Posts: 7195
Has thanked: 346 times
Been thanked: 1284 times
Looking at the water stain at the junction of the pitched roof the parapet wall and the rear wall of the house, I can't help thinking that it might be caused by overspill from the gutter, possibly too much water for the gutter to cope with and it's flowing straight over the end stop.

_________________
One day it will all be firewood.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:50 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:36 am
Posts: 586
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 102 times
the gutters and downpipes have been recently fitted probly and so is the decoration inside probly recent. the kitchen will have more damp an condensationdamage on the walls like the bed room walls.
the kit might ave rising damp as well.
dont let this damp stuff put you off buying, its not mega to fix.
if you buy it come back here an ill tell you how to sort it out.
mortgage survey will be done anyway


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO