Damp around inside of kitchen window

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Re: Damp around inside of kitchen window

Post by artillerydave1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 am

Completely agree with the above. Inside and outside that process needs to be done as I explained earlier.

That would be the only explanation for the pattern of damp you are getting. Water is coming in from around the window to brickwork sealing.

If you are competent you don't need a man in, it is an easy DIY job.

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Re: Damp around inside of kitchen window

Post by damp_problem » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Thanks for the comments..

Firstly, the windows have been in for at least 10 years, and purchased by the previous owner. I spotted the issue late last year and took off all the sealant outside and re-sealed it.

Artilliary-Dave are you referring to re-sealing the inner or outer frame? I assumed the outer, which has been done. Unless I have misunderstood and you meant inside I think I have already done your suggestions.

I haven't touched the inner trim pieces because they end in grouting for the splashback and I was reluctant to cause damage. The sealant on the inside is possibly a little perished in places but I had, rightly or wrongly, ruled that out for now because if water was coming out of there onto the inner wall, it shouldn't be there in the first place.

As for looking at the join between window and upper wall from outside, I believe a cable has been wedged in there by the previous owner to feed some outside lights. I couldn't see any traces of sealant so I added sealant all the way across the top.
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Re: Damp around inside of kitchen window

Post by artillerydave1 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:41 pm

I think you should reseal the inner and outer with a good quality silicone sealant. Remove all trim pieces, reseal and then add the trims and seal again.

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