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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: really cold kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:50 pm 
i live in a two bedroom semi detached victorian house. none of the house is particuarly warm but the kitchen is the most notable. when i have touched the walls of the kitchen there is a marked difference to the touch compared with the rest of the house. i have had a look at some of the old paperwork and noted some damp course injection holes on the outer bricks. the kitchen wall is not ...

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 Post subject: Damp wall after curing leak
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:29 pm 
I have recently cured a central heating pipe leak in a concrete floor screed.
The internal wall adjacent is taking a long time to dry out even though there is a radiator situated on one side of it !!
Any advice(observations) would be welcomed, thanks.

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 Post subject: Stripping walls reveals scary cracks!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:28 pm 
Hi all,

We're first time buyers, and two weeks ago we got the key to our new house. :) Big time happy! Horrific decor job, but otherwise perfect house.

So our next action - we set out to get all the walls stripped back to the plaster so that we can put lining paper up and redecorate from scratch. In the process of stripping paper, we've discovered quite a few suprises, the biggie of which ...

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 Post subject: Electro osmotic dpc transformer missing
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:27 am 
The owners of my property at the time fitted an electro osmotic damp proof system 35 years ago. The system was fitted by Rentokil, over the last few years the riseing damp has started to appear again. My problem is that over the years I think the system has become dissconected as I cant even locate a transformer or even any wireing from the system.
Does anybody know where the most likely place the transformer ...

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 Post subject: black spots
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:33 pm 
hi new to the forum and it looks impressive,lots of helpful tips.i have a problem in my newly built bungalow of only 3 yrs.since we moved in there is blacky grey spots(patches)coming in the ceilings of the bedrooms and living room and kitchen.its like a fungus or a mould or something.the walls are fine maybe apart from an inch down from the ceiling where the spots slighty appear also.has any of ye come across ...

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 Post subject: Damp walls - should I use foil bubble wrap!?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:40 pm 
Hi - many thanks for reading this and hopefully you can help me.

Two problems really, but both related.

1. In one of the bedrooms, my sister has notified me of some damp down the side of her bed. (She does not wet the bed!). pulling up the matress I can see dirt that has become visible through being wet I guess. The end of the bed where this has occured is against an external ...

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 Post subject: what do you think this is
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:17 pm 
and whats causeing it? my sister in law is having a run in with the local council about it.







the local council came out last year and painted the walls with watered down pva glue to in there words seal the walls.

and suprise suprise it came back, there was a load of old paint flaking off, so i scrape that off and painted the walls with oil based ...

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 Post subject: damp proofing qualifications
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:27 am 
Hi everyone.

This is my first post after spotting the forum late last night.

im a plasterer. and i also work as a general house do-er up-er.

im looking to start offering damp proof solutions to my customers along with the plastering to find more work.

how do i go about finding the qualifications needed to be a damp proofer, are there courses i can get myself on, pref a short week long intensive one? ...

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 Post subject: Condensation in an old property
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:21 pm 
Some advice please:
My mother has moved into a grade 11 listed building with single glazing.

There is a lot of condensation on the windows, in fact it puddles on the sill & takes several wipes with a large cloth every day.

It is mainly on the northern side of the property & the rooms are the kitchen, bathroom & bedroom.

She is quite concerned that it is unhealthy to be living in such ...

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 Post subject: problem with rising damp
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:19 pm 
I had a problem with what appeared to be rising damp in my entrance hall.The entrance is on the side of my house and is quite small approx 1.25m x 2.5m and the door is approx 1.25m from the front wall of the house.The damp patch ran from the external corner of the hall toward the door and from the same corner toward the living room wall, and was confined to the hall only, on ...

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