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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: Gap between Granite wall and Plasterboard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:03 pm 
Hello, Me and my wife live on the 2nd floor of a 2 storey building. Below us is a property leasin company. We have all of the 2nd floor with access to the loft. The builing used to be as one but the 2nd floor was converted. The loft is poorly insulated but I am about to fix this.

The building is solid granite stone exterior with a 3-4 inch gap and then plasterboard internal ...

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 Post subject: Fill basement leak from inside
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:58 am 
I’m new to this.

The subject doesn’t explain this well.

I have just moved into a renovated 120 year old stone terraced house. We’re planning on getting the cellar tanked (membrane, channel and sump). We’ve been here 5 weeks (not tanked yet) the cellar got very wet - much wetter than on viewings - the survey said it was damp but not any worse than a cellar is expected.

We (Yorkshire water) round that next ...

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 Post subject: Window Corner Leaks When Raining
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:51 pm 
Hi, so after this sloooow render and plaster job to get a first floor room into rough condition for storage/studio use, recently I've noticed leaks in both corners during rain (the room is essentially North facing). I never noticed this while the cement render was the only material on the wall, which is was for quite a while.
I checked the outside window frame corners for obvious wood and paint wear but it's actually ...

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 Post subject: looking for London professional to help with possible leak
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:57 am 
There may be a leak from my bathroom into the flat below mine. As this affects others, I'm looking for a professional tradesperson who can help me fix this. Can anyone suggest someone in London?

In my bathroom, the issue may be as simple as the caulking around my bathtub, but I'd want to careful look to see if anything else is the problem.

In the flat below, there may be damp coming down the ...

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 Post subject: Damp Proof Garage
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:12 pm 
I have a garage which is attached to the main house, this is being used as a utility room/storage. Recently I noticed hard black ball shapes coming from the carpet, I looked into this and formed the opinion this was damp. I pulled up the carpet tiles and noticed that there was chipboard underneath which was damp and rotten, this chip board was placed directly on the main garage floor.
I have recently pulled up ...

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 Post subject: Damp fix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 pm 
I have a new breeze block shed. The floor is at damp course level. One corner is damp at one inch above floor. I've been told the screed should cure this. Is this correct? What mix screed and should I put any additives in it?

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 Post subject: Funny stuff happening on drying out wall.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:35 pm 
I have an internal gypsum plastered brick wall that was saturated with salt water resulting in efflorescance and furring.
The procedure with regards to rising damp or water ingress causing salts to appear is to -
Dry It (if possible and if not then resolve the water ingress)
Scrub it with a stiff Non Ferol Brush
Wash it with Distilled Water (no Chlorinated/minimum minerals)
Wash it with Muriatic Acid (more salt = stronger mix)
Wash ...

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 Post subject: Damp Proof Tanking Height
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:30 pm 
Can anyone advise what level tanking should go up to where the area to be tanked is lower than an adjoining retaining internal wall, the lower ground level is about 50cm below the upper floor level?

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 Post subject: Mould Removal After Leak
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am 
Hello, I unfortunately discovered a leak behind the sink in one of my bathrooms the other day. The water has had time to soak the floor where it couldn't be seen and also flow to an adjacent bedroom under an interior wall. Black mould has grown on the floor of both rooms up to a couple of feet from where the leak occurred. I'm now letting the floorboards dry out and have had a go ...

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 Post subject: Flat roof raised Edge
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:13 pm 
Hi All,

I have a very water tight garage at the moment with what appears to be a pretty decent overall construction on the flat roof about 18 years ago.

The walls are blockwork, covered in render and then painted white. Recently we have had alot of rain and i have notice some brown stains running down the render. First thing i done was cleaned out all the gutters incase that was an issue but ...

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