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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: my new humid house
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 pm 
HI, I am new to this forum and wanted to ask some of you more handy people about our new house.
It is a 2 bed 750ft2 with air to air heating, metal roof and wood cladding ( and yes it looks like a shed) so we have been renting this house now for 11 months the builders moved out the day before we moved in last January. unsure whether relevant but the garden are/ ...

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 Post subject: Wet or dry rot?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:09 pm 

Can anyone advise if this is wet or dry rot? See photo attached.

Found on the bottom of kitchen floorboards. The kitchen has had a leak and poor ventilation so the floor has become damp.


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 Post subject: Damp Kitchen Floor
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:23 pm 
We noticed the kitchen floor was damp under the cupboards when the kick boards were removed and from the damp pattern it seemed to spreading from the corner. Upon checking we thought the problem was the sink as at the same time we noticed it had a small leak, so we replaced this. This had no effect on the issue. We then investigated the kitchen drainage, upon camera inspection the drain had collapsed near our ...

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 Post subject: No DPM in front porch
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:30 pm 
Hi I'm new here so please be gentle ;)

I think I've open up a can of worms :cb

So our extended front porch has always been freezing in winter & this year I decided to do something about it. I suspect it was never professionally done & that the old owner did it himself & going by his other 'improvements' I don't hold much hope for ...

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 Post subject: Anti Damp Paint on all walls??
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:09 am 

We have a rental property that we are just doing up. The house was suffering from rising damp in 1 room and so for this room with removed the plaster to a height of 1200mm around the entire room, applied multiple layers of Tanking Slurry and then reboarded and replastered.

We have also replastered / skimmed the entire house. The house has trickle vents on every window and we have also installed new extractor ...

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 Post subject: Damp issue
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:14 pm 

I have a 1930s house, which I have owned for the last 4 years and have been experiencing damp issues at the rear of the property, photos attached.
Originally at the back of the property there was a lean to, which was the width of the house this was removed 20 years ago and patio has been laid in its place, the house next door has had a single storey extension built on the ...

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 Post subject: Ventilating a wall
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 pm 
Follow up to my previous post about insulating a timber framed wall. I've put rigid foam insulation between the wooden uprights, but left about 50mm gap between the foam and the back of the plywood. Now, how do I ventilate it?

The outside skin of the wall is:

cement render -> weldmesh -> building paper -> plywood. Absolutely no air gaps!

I believe adding some trickle vents to the outside skin would be advisable. I ...

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 Post subject: Vaillant turbomax 242 expansion vessel loosing pressure.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:37 pm 
Hi guys, woukd anyone be kind to detail, step by step, how to recharge an expansion vessel? I have a 21 years old Vaillant Turbomax 242, the expansion vessel is 8 litres. At the moment I had 2 attempts and it didn't go very well, the pressure droped back to 0 after one cycle. I had it done last year by a plumber and it was quite allright for 8-9 months, but now, because I ...

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 Post subject: Insulating a timber frame outside wall
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:22 pm 
We've long had condensation problems with the outside wall of our bedroom. I've just removed the plasterboard and taken out a laughable excuse for insulation. You can see the damp patches on the outer plywood skin of the wall where it had slumped and condensation/moisture gathered. The points of the nails you can see was how the builder had tried to support the old insulation.



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 Post subject: Tanking advice needed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:20 pm 
Hello, I am looking for a bit of help with a tanking project. I have a small storage area under the front steps (apx 6ft x 3ft), which is mostly below ground level (I expect it’s the old coal storage area since the house is a Victorian terrace). We have had some problems with water ingress and a strong smell of damp in the place – although the water ingress has reduced massively since we ...

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