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This Forum is for all questions relating to Rising damp, Penetrating Damp, Basement Drainage, Cracked Masonry and Wall tie replacement.

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 Post subject: What products to use for damp proofing and the process
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:14 am 
Hello All,

I am looking to sort out a damp issue we have with one of our walls.We don't gets a huge amount of damp but there are a few patches that have come through. The house had has a DPC but I think this issue was caused by faulty guttering (which has now been repaired). I know it might well sort itself over time but as the wall is an exterior wall which gets ...

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 Post subject: Anyone used LapVents for extraction?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:01 pm 
Hi guys,

I need to install a bathroom extractor; but there's no easy way for me to vent to the outside (thick walls/tiny soffits). Alternative would be to have a roof vent fitted, but I imagine this would be an expensive job.

I've seen a few references to ducting to a lapvent and venting out under the roof tiles? I'm a complete novice so no experience with these at all.

I'm referring to these:

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 Post subject: burst pipe in the loft
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:48 am 
After a burst pipe in the loft
I intend to hire or buy a dehumidifier should I get one for each floor (Two floors) or just one to cover the whole house. If just one what is the best place to situate it? I am thinking just one on the top landing. I will leave the heating on full for a couple of weeks with the dehumidifier running and with all the internal doors wedged ...

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 Post subject: Damp proofing a Victorian coal shed
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:58 pm 

I am looking to get our coal shed damp proofed so it can be more useful. We had a quote for 5k for it to be done to a very high (basically liveable) standard which I dont think is unreasonable but I would love to do as much of the work as possible myself so thought I'd ask some generous people online for a bit of guidance.

As you can see in the photos ...

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 Post subject: Peeling Plaster Problem
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:00 pm 

We are after some advice regarding peeling paint/powdery plaster on this internal wall that has high damp levels.

We have tried replacing the gutters on the nearby roof and a plumber came to look at pipe work and deactivated the outside tap which was the only nearby pipe incase this was leaking on the wall.

I have tested damp levels and the meter shows highest readings on the patch of wall that is now ...

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 Post subject: strange Mold or Fungus growth
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:46 pm 
Hi All,

just found the forum very excited to poke around, and hopefully contribute...

Could someone offer any opinion on some strange growth I've just found while removing some ply wall panels?

At first I thought it was expanding foam, but alas not softer and mushroom like in texture and dry?

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 Post subject: Cavity fill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm 
Hi all,

I'm guessing the cavity wall insulation has broken down. This was done on our 1960's bungalow well before we moved in, in 2012.

Doing some work on an outside wall showed the insulation to be very flaky, I now read that insulation can't be re done & I'm stuck with it. Anyone know why? I've also read somewhere that the whole lot needs to be removed, for such a refill to take place. ...

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 Post subject: What is wrong with this kitchen floor?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:50 pm 
This kitchen floor had vinyl over it for years, upon removing the vinyl we found a right mess. The floor was damp under the lino and where appliances had been, this all dried out when the floor was left exposed.

What I’m trying to figure out is what exactly I have on my hands here. Obviously there is some screed failure as a result of the moisture, plus also some hollow patches around the edges ...

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 Post subject: Turning a shed into a workshop - Keeping rust off the tools
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:57 am 
Hi guys.

I'm planning on turning my small 8x8ft shed into a carpentry workshop. At the moment there is a problem with damp seeping in, particularly through the roof. I've been looking around for solutions and I've came across the idea to use tanking slurry to seal the walls and the ceiling. Is this a good solution to the problem?

Once the tanking was complete I was then planning on insulating the walls and ceiling ...

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 Post subject: Cavity Fill Insulation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 am 
About five years back we had Cavity Fill Insulation carried out on our 1930's Detached home.
Although we seem to remember an initial improvement on general warmth etc. We have since experienced
damp in most rooms mainly near windows and evident on some 1st floor ceilings. None of which we had experienced before the insulation took place.

I would welcome opinions in how I may remedy this situation!


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