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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: Damp problems and old chimneys: will chimney capping work?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:51 pm 

I live in an old tenament style building in Aberdeen which has 6 flats, 2 on each level, and I am getting damp spots on my interior walls. I have looked at the condition of the stonework and pointing on the exterior and although it's old it does look pretty sound.

Spent a long time racking my brain as to what it might be, then I noticed that all the damp spots are in ...

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 Post subject: Breach of DPC by Neighbour.....What Action can I take???
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:59 pm 
Hi All

On 30 May this year my garage developed an 'internal river' following a massive downpour the night before. On investigating I discovered the neighbour the other side of the wall has at some stage landscaped his garden with decking and has banked up dirt and shingle against the wall breaching the garage dpc by approx 3 coarses!

Funnily enough he said it's not his fault!! I claimed via my insurance but they won't ...

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 Post subject:!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:25 pm 
Hi All,

I’ve noticed a couple of damp patches in my hallway at the bottom near the skirting. It’s actually a wall that isn’t around the perimeter of the house, i.e. the wall divides the hallway and the living room. Obviously I’m quite concerned about this so I’m hoping someone out there might be able to answer a few questions for me.

I bought the house about a year ago and I remember seeing in ...

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 Post subject: Air Bricks, Damp in Cellar and more smells
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:51 pm 
This really is a great site, well done.

I have a room/cellar underneath the main stairs of old converted victorian house. The type that lead down from the ground floor but stop above the basement which is 50/50 above/below ground.

One side leads onto the path way and the other the garden. Inside the cellar at the top there are 2 air bricks.

I use the room for storage, but it generates some musty smells, ...

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 Post subject: Damp Problem on Sloping Ceiling
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:18 pm 
Our house is 1900s brick detached 2-storey house which is 'L-shaped', with pitched roofs on both sections of the 'L' then a join in the middle. The back part of the house has lower ceiling heights and the edges are sloping under the eaves of the roof.

We have recently had additional loft insulation installed and the landing re-plastered but noticed this morning that there is a water mark near the corner of the landing ...

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 Post subject: fitting a damp proff membrain in a block wall?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:01 am 
Hi, Hopefully a very simple question that someone can answer for me. I am going to build a concrete block wall over the next few days between mine and our next door house. It will be around 12 foot long and 8 foot high and we are going to make it out of the large (9" I think) hollow concrete blocks but the bottom 6 " will be solid blocks. We want to fit a ...

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 Post subject: Acorn Drain
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:43 pm 
Can anyone tell me what an acorn drain is? We're having our drive done and been told they'll install one, but I've never heard of them.


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 Post subject: Damp on Block Shed.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:33 pm 
I have a small block work shed in my garden. I think it was formerly a coal shed. It's really handy for me as I don't have a garage for tool storage and it's a lot more secure than my timber shed.

What I want to know is this. Is there a product avalable that I can paint on the outside that will

1) make it more waterproof as it gets damp in the winter ...

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 Post subject: Bathroom
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:49 pm 
Have just found wet floorboards under bath by skirting boards where water has dripped between bath and tiles, the boards are also crumbly, If I let them dry out then seal them to make them waterproof will they be ok? obviously I will tackle the leak problem too. Please tell me they dont have to be replaced..

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 Post subject: Damp course/render
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:27 pm 
Hi There. Whilst repairing some external render to the side of the house I have rendered over the visible black beading of the damp course. The house is of brick construction with a cavity and was built in 1910. At the foot of the wall is block paving driveway on a slope so it drains well. Should I try to chip away the new render to expose the beading again or will I be safe ...

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