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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 porch roof is leaking
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:03 pm 
My porch roof seems to be susceptible to leakage whenever there is substantial rainfall. The leakage only occurs in a single area on the ceiling edge. After brief inspection I concluded that the roof slant overhangs significantly so there is no leverage for rainwater to adhere to the underside and migrate into the porch.

My assumption is that the roof wasn't sealed effectively or rather there may be a fracture undermining any waterproof sealing in ...

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 Post subject: Wall is wet at corner of recess around bi-fold doors
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:01 pm 

My mum and dad purchased our current house 11 months ago (April 2018). There were no issues raised within the surveyor's report and we moved in with the expectation that there were no structural issues and that the general decor just needed "bringing up to date".

We had the existing patio doors removed and bi-fold doors installed in the summer. We had a few issues with the installation, namely: poorly fitting seals, broken handles, ...

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 Post subject: Rising Damp
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:03 am 
1920s property with Bitchuman DPC between bricks I think, never found a visible layer between bricks but DPC present under joists. Cause is outside bridging of the DPC which will be lowered to 150mm below joists.
Plaster removed to damp areas.

Moister readings are in 20s in these areas after being open to the air for 2 months.

When is it safe to replaster? I will use waterproof agent in cement render or a Tanking ...

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 Post subject: Parging/Concrete skirting causing damp?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am 

I'd really be grateful for any advice you can offer on the possible cause of a damp issue. I have a 1933 semi with original bay window (Picture 1) which is showing signs of damp in the two external corners of the bay.

There is a concrete skirting (parging?) around the base of the house which you can see at the bottom of the bay, which I am wondering if it is some sort ...

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 Post subject: Bathroom Ceiling
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:02 pm 
Hi Guys,

Just purchased a house taken around 3 months, the first visit we noticed water marks on the kitchen ceiling. seller said they had it checked and it was all dandy.

This has obviously got much worse 3 months later, got the bath panel off today and resealed the bath asap but found this.

Is it a strip and replace the floor job? Ill put some pictures below of the kitchen ceiling and bathroom ...

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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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