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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: Is this a problem/ damp or natural for damp course
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:58 am 
Cavity walls with loose fluffy stuff in (almost like toy /cushion filling) (been there 20+ years)

This white marking is all around the house, has been for a few years, someone a few years ago said its normal for a damp course. Have noticed now that if you rub in some places it rubs of almost like dust and leaves indents in places, almost like the bricks are rotting.
Can someone advise if this is ...

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 Post subject: Repair slate damp proof course
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am 
I’m renovating a 1950s house and in the process of removing floor tiles, cracked a small bit of the slate damp proof membrane. About an inch square. I am looking for advice on an effective low cost repair. Could I use an epoxy resin on the small area?

I don’t have the budget or time for major work, so something pretty straightforward would be ideal.

Cheers

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 Post subject: Vapour Barrier or no Vapour Barrier between joists in loft?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:46 pm 
Hello, I hope you are all well <3

I live in a very old sold wall granite building (approx. 100 year old). The building has 2 floors and a small loft. The bottom floor is owned by a property leasing company and me and the wife are on the 2nd floor.

The building has a solid granite wall exterior, a gap (which runs from sides of walls into loft), and then plaster boarded interior walls. ...

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 Post subject: Replacing dpc the old way
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:48 pm 
Hi, way back in the 70's when I bought my first terraced house the front wall was a bit damp. My dad, who was a retired brickie, took out a full course of internal bricks, about 3 at a time, cleared the cavity, put in a new dpc and bricked it back up. It cured the damp and it never returned. Couple of generations on my son has bought an ex council house with the ...

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 Post subject: smelly porch
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 pm 
Hi,

I think my post below is better off here:

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/smelly-porch-t95399.html

I have taken it all back to bare concrete. A slight smell still exists but is better.

What are my options? I was just going to get a damp proof membrane from toolstation (under a tenner) and lay that down.

This will make the floor moist underneath where it traps the water. Is this okay?

And does anyone know what I could do in ...

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 Post subject: Damp appearing on dining room wall
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:11 am 
Hi there, I recently purchased a property that had a few damp issues caused by cavity wall insulation, property is an old property and the cavity wall insulation was soaked inside. I have since had this removed and plastered each wall. recently there has been damp patches in the shape of bricks appear halfway up my wall, also a small patch of plaster has bubbled and left a white chalky patch which I have since ...

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 Post subject: Suspended timber floor. Replacement insulation repair!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:29 pm 
First big job.

Rip out the rotten down stairs bathroom, and convert to small office space (lucky me)

Tasks!…
Rip out all stuff bathroom stuff, take to dump – done
Seal off waste/water feeds – done (with pretty tape!)
Rip off all old plaster board – part done
Replace Under floor insulation stuff that was ripped out during install! – NOW I’M STUCK

OK, I can see when house was built 60ish years ago they’ve ...

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 Post subject: Which plaster finish is suitable for a single skin garage?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 am 
The west facing gable of my rustic brick single skin garage gets a real blasting all year round and the mortar is completely shot. It was repointed in the past but I am now thinking of rendering it. I had two plasterers round to give me a quote but am confused. One said it needed a breathable finish, the other a waterproof one.
Any advice would be greatly received.

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 Post subject: Damp to Hall floor - simple solution needed!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:22 pm 
Hi
We have recently buit a porch extension and we have a 1m2 section of old concrete slab that is a little damp. Too much work to consider breaking out for various reasons. I want to put down a DPM, and have been looking at various products - Synthaprufe was the first choice, but apparently that needs 50mm of screed over it and the depth we have available ranges from 30mm across to about 50mm, ...

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