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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: Victorian basement dampness and smell issues
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:53 pm 
Hi All,

I am hoping to help my daughter with her recently bought Victorian mid-terrace. The ground floor is bare floorboard on suspended beams above a four foot high 'basement'. It appears that the basement could be up to a couple of feet deeper but has been filled in with a layer of sand/dirt/cement droppings and loosely covered with what looks like permeable fibre sheeting. Some of this infill feels damp. All four underfloor walls ...

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 Post subject: Cold spots
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:34 am 
Since taking on this house I noticed alot of damp spots in the upper rooms so got my friendly builder in to give his advice.
He said you have cold spots.
Now the old council house has a strange roof.
Inside the rooms there are curved edges where the wall meets the ceiling.
So I entered the attic and the previous owner to the last owner back in 2010 had a company come in and ...

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 Post subject: Damp patch in loft room
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 am 

I need some help with a damp problem in the loft room.

This a chimney wall and as you can see from photo a damp patch has appeared on wall & ceiling edge. The rest of the loft room looks fine.

I have checked the roof and I can't see any damaged or loose tiles. The area looks damp, but when I touch it I can't feel any wetness. If it was from a ...

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 Post subject: Returning Damp/Cold Spots on internal wall against chimney
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:48 am 

I’ve been having a re-occurring damp problem in one of the bedrooms in our house despite following advice given from a variety of sources but still notices signs of it. Right now, I’m kind of at a loss as to what to do next, what to do to prevent the root cause etc. so any advice would be very gratefully received.

So a brief bit of background – we bought our house about 2 ...

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 Post subject: Flash Band On New Build
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:08 pm 

Please can someone advise on this ?
We have had a new extension out the back of my house and my builder has put half lead and half flash band.

We are a bit concerned that this will not last long.
The drainage pipe is running the water beside it and is also attached to my neighbours roof.

Any suggestions ?

Many Thanks

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 Post subject: Rising damp caused by briging from a concrete floor
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:18 pm 
Hi everyone.

I've just completed a repair on a 1930's house that has suffered from rising damp for many years.
Basically, the original suspended timber floor was replaced at some point in time with a solid concrete floor, but the job was done badly and without consideration toward the original DPC. Leaving a bridging issue to cause rising damp.
So, having put in all the hard work I thought I might share a video that ...

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 Post subject: penetrating damp from rogue neighbours
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 am 
The adjoining property (terrace houses) is causing a damp patch bang in the middle of the communal wall...after visiting my next door neighbour we realized their bathroom was the cause - tiles installed on the wall without proper backing - not to mention the bathroom has no windows and vents are installed on the ceiling (not the roof) so the vapour from the bathroom is released in the loft area (which I sealed for obvious ...

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 Post subject: Does this look like damp?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:01 pm 

I've attached 2 photos of my kitchen wall. On the other side of the wall is the outside. I've recently noticed 2 patches high up on the wall. In these patches the paint appears to have a layer of what can be best described as 'fizzy looking paint' (see close-up photo). This fizz can be wiped off with the paint underneath looking ok. There are no damp patches in the ceiling or below this. ...

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 Post subject: Damp breach conservatory
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:52 am 
It would seem the door has been fitter on the 'outer leaf' instead of sitting on the DPC.

The issue is that we now wish to tile the floor right up to the door.

I was thinking of digging our the brickwork under the DPC, putting a DPM in that trough and filling it with concrete.

Any better solutions?ImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Tanking Problems
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:12 am 
Hi, hope someone can help me...

A few weeks ago I got a builder in to do some home improvement works. As part of this I asked him to fully tank the cellar so I could use it for storage and as a utility room.

He used cementitious slurry to tank the walls and finished the works about 10 weeks ago. After 6 weeks the walls were still not dry and some of the tanking ...

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