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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: 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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 Post subject: Damp
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:39 am 
I have rising damp in my victorian terrace. The damp is along the length of the entry wall. The entry itself is slabbed and protected from rain. What could be casuing the damp? Could the slabbed entry, which looks relatively new, have something to do with it? How can I tell if its bridged the dpc?

Also the brickwork is damaged in certain places - could this damaged brickwork be to blame for the whole ...

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 Post subject: rising damp problem
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:53 pm 
i am in a privately rented house and have been here 6 years and for 6 years the house has had rising damp! i complained to the landlord and he sent his roofer round to paint some stuff on the living room floor :evil: which the smell almost killed me, i felt high as a kite! then he painted something which was black on the bricks outside the window.

Well that didnt cure nothing!! so ...

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 Post subject: Waterproof render, or Lime plaster?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:09 pm 
First I have to say just reading the Damp forum has really taught me a lot, our house has the signs of rising damp, blown plaster, salt crystals brown watermark. I know it does not have a DPC, it is a really old cottage. The damp has got worse since we converted from coal fires to electric central heating. I have been told it should be replastered with Lime plaster to let the brickwork breath. ...

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 Post subject: Exposed block work
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:13 am 
Hi folks,

I wonder if someone can help !!

I live in a 20 yr old 3 bedroom semi that is stepped about a foot and a half above my next door neighbour.

I recently have my roofline done and the guys done a fantastic job, new timbers, new felt etc, however I have noticed something that is concerning me.

I can now on the stepped side see about 4 inches of exposed concrete blockwork ...

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 Post subject: musty smell from back of skirting (Hard Floor)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:22 pm 
Hi, I live in a bungalow with a solid concrete floor, I removed a skirting once for decorating and noticed no damp proof membrane coming up from the edge of the solid floor to behind the skirting to tie in with the DPC course inside the house. I notice a slight musty smell to the room which I believe comes from behind the skirting.

Am I right in my thinking on a membrane coming up ...

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