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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: Reoccuring damp after chemical DPC
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:44 pm 
Hi, new to the forum (and to the sheer joy that is damp), so please excuse any stupid questions...

I spent 11 months last year renovating an 1890's semi. The process was kicked off due to the presence of damp in several internal walls and most of the external walls. A local DPC specialist identified rising damp and the whole house was injected both from the inside and out with (what I believe to be) ...

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 Post subject: Tracing damp source on ceiling
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:21 pm 
Had this problem few months ago and now it is back...

in a corner of my bedroom ceiling (P&L type) - in an alcove right next to a chimney brest (chimney is still open in room and at top) I have a very evident damp area.

When I had this before I went into the loft and could not find any evidence of damp or moisture but as a precaution laid loose some polythene in ...

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 Post subject: DAMP
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:06 pm 

I moved into my home in December. After moving in (Council flat) I discovered the nightmare which the previous tenant who I exchanged with, had left me to contend with. It turned out he was a master of hiding things!! The council will not do anything to put things right as they say I took the property on in this condition. They have put some things right as the Council surveyor was rubbish - ...

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 Post subject: Have I got damp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:52 pm 
Just been looking at a period house forum, and given that people seem to think that 'damp meters' are the only thing to use in the diagnoseis of the problem, some even use them to try to assertain if plaster is dry in depth, I found this artical about the use of them in the case of damp.

Hope that it makes the subject of damp and the use of the useless meter a bit ...

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 Post subject: exterior rendering and damp
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:51 pm 
Can anyone give me some advice.
I have a small bit of rendering to the front of my house and it goes down to the floor. Some of the rendering, mainly at the bottom, has come off. Having had three quotes, only the third said I needed the bottom of the rendering removing and a drip bead applying, together with bitumen coating. His quote is also three times the cheapest for all this extra work. ...

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 Post subject: Damp proofing cellar floor
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:46 pm 
Hi- I want to be able to use my cellar as a bit of a study. It has damp but a couple of months with the radiator on down there seems to have really dried the walls out. The problem is the floor- it is just stone paving and the grouting between the paving is really nackered and damp comes through. What can I do with it? The floor is very uneven and really needs ...

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 Post subject: DAMP - IS PVA THE ANSWER?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:51 pm 
Help please! Have two problems:-

About to have new carpet fitted, and after moving items of furniture have spotted two largish brown stains, which look as though it is damp coming through the areas (one area is concrete, the other quarry tiles). Will PVA sort this out to stop the damp damaging the new carpet, please? If so, do I mix it with water or something, what ratio please?

Secondly, we are having a wood-burning ...

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 Post subject: Rising damp or new floor or both?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:56 pm 
I have previously put a post about the house that I moved into needing a new roof. I also have a problem with damp in the kitchen. Half of the kitchen has floorboards and the other half has a stone quarry tiled floor. There is evidence of damp on the 2 walls above the quarry tiled floor but not on the walls above the floor boards. I have been told by a building company that ...

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 Post subject: Electro Osmosis Damp Course
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:09 pm 
I have an Electro Osmosis damp proof system, but seem to be getting flaking plaster at about the same level from the floor as the wire.
How do I check if the system is working properly. The light is working on the transformer which is putting out just over 5V.

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 Post subject: Newbie here, please help with damp proofing question!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:06 am 
Hi everyone,

Looks like a great forum!

Basically In one of the outbuildings on my house, I have a bathroom with a brick outside wall, without a cavity. Previously I have had a water leak from the roof which has lead to the plasterboard and polystrene insulation behind it becoming very soggy and creating black mould. I have now stripped the wall back to the brick and have fixed the water ingress and it seems ...

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