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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: Yard Wall Causing Damp?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:06 pm 
Hi. We have a damp issue in our 1880's terraced house. This is in the rear reception room. It is in the corner that joins both the back yard and neighbours. The damp in this corner rises to a level of about 1.2 meters and is pretty much exactly the height of the wall that joins onto the house in the yard. The damp then spreads in patches around this room (I assume the wall ...

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 Post subject: Damp Proofing below finished floor level.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:09 pm 
Im new here so i apologise if i have posted incorrectly, Im building a small extension off the back of my house and have some questions about the damp proof membrane and course. Once extension is built i plan to remove the existing external wall to make 1 large space, the current room has a concrete floor and i will match in the new part, i then plan to run insulation over the 2 ...

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 Post subject: Water leak from window causing damp, mould in loft stud wall
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:21 pm 
Hello Forum,

I need some advice. I have a 2 year old loft extension and during the recent heavy rains noticed a small puddle of water appeared on the floor of the lofts bathroom floor below the window. I think I have found the source of the water leak. The aluminium sash window is sat on lead that is dressed underneath and down the externally clad manmade slate wall. Water is getting into the sash ...

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 Post subject: Thickness of thermal insulated plasterboard
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:20 pm 
Further to my issues with damp in our wardrobes it has been recommended that we dismantle the wardrobes and the insulate the wall with Thermal Insulated Plasterboard. This is a job I am willing to take on as it is not overly expensive.

I have had a thermometer in the cupboard for a few weeks and the lowest I have seen it go is 14C.

My question is, what would be the recommended thickness ...

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 Post subject: Penetrating Damp Quandry
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:44 pm 

I bought a mid-terrace on a slope last year. It's a Victorian solid brick wall type and the houses are stepped into the slope. I noticed some mould and plaster blowing appearing in the corner of my front room earlier this winter (front of house and right side wall next to 'higher' neighbour) and the skirting boards looked a bit darker in the corner than usual - so off it all came up to ...

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 Post subject: Roof flashing? Expanding foam?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm 
Hi guys,

Discovered today why my garage has weather coming in.

All of the flashing on the end of the roof has disappeared. Not sure how this can happen unless someone intentionally removed it?

Anyway question, would it be ok if I foam filled the gap and trimmed it off for now.

And then when the weather improves a little, What flashing is best to fix. It had some metal stuff on there previously by ...

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 Post subject: Damp Concrete Floor - 2nd Floor Flat
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:18 pm 
Hi Everyone!

I have just moved into a 2nd floor flat and in the process of replacing the carpets which were badly worn.

I have lifted the carpet and there a long one (exterior) wall the underlay was damp to the touch - not soaking but definitely not dry.

The concrete may also be a little damp but much less noticeable than the underlay.

There are no bathrooms within a few meters of the wall. ...

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 Post subject: Damp around inside of kitchen window
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:41 am 

I have an issue that I can't figure out. I have up to an inch of damp permanently around the sides and top of the kitchen window, on the inside edge of the plastic strip used between the window frame and wall. The sill is tiled and I have never seen water on it.

The two sides are more pronounced at the top and tailing off prior to reaching a tile splashback. The damp ...

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 Post subject: Insulating flat roof and preventing condensation.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:10 pm 
Hello I'm a novice diyer and need some advice regarding replacing the plaster board ceiling in my extension. The property has a 2 story extension (40 years old) which is 1.8mx4m and has a felt flat roof which I can't get on top of to inspect. There appears to be a condensation problem all around the joint of ceiling to wall. I have poked a hole to check above the old plaster board and there ...

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 Post subject: Penetrating damp and black mould on outer wall issue
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 pm 
Our house is brick built in 1953 and rendered. I have noticed that in the kitchen above the window and in the corner above the back door there are two substanital patches which are very damp and with a layer of black mould on them. I have attached a picture of the damage. One of my worries is that there is a steel beam resting next to the worst affected area in the top left ...

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