DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Tue May 21, 2019 10:16 am

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wet Exterior Wall
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:38 pm 
Newly registered Member

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Posts: 1
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Hi all,

Can I get your thoughts on what's causing this exterior wall to be wet please? The mortar between the coping stones definitely needs re-pointing but would that be enough to cause this? Shouldn't there be there some sort of damp course and cavity tray under the stones to stop this even if the pointing is a bit iffy? I've also read that there should be weep holes along the cavity tray but there isn't...

The house is only 7 years old but i'm reluctant to get the LABC involved unless it's going to be really expensive to sort (there's a £1000 excess!).


wetwall.jpg [ 81.93 KiB | Viewed 1066 times ]
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wet Exterior Wall
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:06 pm 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 24461
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1560 times
Been thanked: 3912 times

Damp on external walls aren't necessarily a problem. Yours does seem to run parallel to the roof line. More pics please, of the roof tiles at 90 degrees from that pic (move left) and a slightly zoomed out pic from the same direction.

Also does this wall face south/south-west/ west perchance ?

Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wet Exterior Wall
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:55 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:36 am
Posts: 817
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 138 times
if the coping stonespointing is shot then its got to be well raked out and renewed.
some pointing on the wall looks bad.

google parapet wall coping stone details and see if your coping stones are similar with throatings.
google abutment cavity trays and see how the parapet is constructed.
photos showing the roof and parapet and close ups of the parapet flashing will .
the cavity insulation could be wet.
any damp signs inside the house?

whats the down pipe on the right draining?

for various reasons, what you show is dead common nowadays on new builds

you mean your building insurance has a £1000 exces?

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 



Similar topics

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics




News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group