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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 penetrating or rising?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:48 pm 
Hello one & all,

I have damp (according to the surveyor & damp contractor) along the base of the two walls (front bay & side) of 1930’s semi. I am in the process of buying the house.

The damp contractor has suggested stripping off plaster to 1m, injecting a chemical barrier & replastering.

I have just found out that cavity walls were filled with insulation about 15 years ago. The damp proof course is only ...

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 Post subject: Floor ventilation / Rising damp
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:11 am 
Hi all

I have two questions about my property and hope you can hep.

VENTILATION: I have noticed that my nextdoor neighbour's house has 3 vent/air bricks in the front along the bottom of her terrace house. Unlike my neighbour, however, I have a patio and I can't see any vent bricks in the brickwork below the slabs.

Will it help if I replace some of the whole bricks with vent bricks? Or could the ...

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 Post subject: Electro osmosis damp proofing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:10 pm 
I read with interest the article on electro osmosis damp proofing. The article seems to suggest that it is possible to DIY but I cannot find a supplier, other than contactors online. Can anyone help?
Steve

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 Post subject: Damp around chimney breast
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:43 pm 
An excellent site. I have tried searching it for similar topics; my apologies if I’m going over old ground or have posted to the wrong forum.

We have a problem with damp around the top of a chimney breast in an attic bedroom. We hadn’t noticed a problem until we came to re-decorate. Repairs to the roof and external chimney stack were professionally made a few months ago so I don’t think water is getting ...

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 Post subject: Rising Damp fact or fiction?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:24 am 
I have just finished writing a page that I started about 18 months ago and never got around to finishing.

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/rising_damp.htm

I believe that rising damp does exist as I have had two properties that have been effected. There are a few people now that are saying that rising damp does not exist!

I find this hard to believe and if it did not exist then would all the ...

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 Post subject: Damp Proofing
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:38 pm 
I have some damp in the internal walls of my Victorian farm workers cottage. I am now at a stage where I am stripping all of the plaster off them. Before I put plaster on the walls only to find that the damp will still come through I thought I'd ask the following questions:-

Should I consider a damp course? If so, which type?

What is the best plaster mix/type to put onto bare brick ...

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 Post subject: Plastering Damp Walls!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:44 pm 
Hi y'all. Plastering damp walls I am told is a waste of time as it won't cure the problem.

I've bought an old house with damp in the walls in some odd places such as occassional "blobs" of damp half way up an interior wall. It can't be rising damp as it's not joined to the floor and it can't be penetration of rain as it's not an outside wall.

There is no dpc fitted ...

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 Post subject: Wet cellar and loft
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:12 pm 
Hi

I have two house problems and am looking for some advice. I would be very grateful for any help.

1. I have a loft conversion. One area of the exterior facing wall has a number of circular wet patches (each around 9 inches across). The dampness comes and goes with wet weather and hasn't produced much in the way of staining, mould etc, but can get very wet at times. Because these patches coincide ...

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