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 Post subject: Penetration damp
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:31 am 
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One room of my flat has penetrating damp. I can see crack on the external rendering.

I am planning a remedy project. The building is quite old about 120 years old. The problematic wall faces west on second floor. The current rendering seems lime-type rather than cement-sand type.

I am wondering should the old rendering be hacked off and put on new rendering or just put a new rendering on top of the old rendering to fix the penetrating damp. I ersonally prefer remove the old rendering thus the damaged wall can be seen and new brick, mortar and repointing if necessary.

As the building is quite old I am wondering whether it is better to rebuild the external wall rather than just redo the rendering.

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Probably best to hack off at least some of the surrounding render to check for any underlying problem causing the crack and damp .

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this may be a silly question but -is it a solid or cavity wall?


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Notch1 wrote:
this may be a silly question but -is it a solid or cavity wall?


120 years old will be Victorian so almost certainly single skin I'd have thought ?

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