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 Post subject: Yard Wall Causing Damp?
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Hi. We have a damp issue in our 1880's terraced house. This is in the rear reception room. It is in the corner that joins both the back yard and neighbours. The damp in this corner rises to a level of about 1.2 meters and is pretty much exactly the height of the wall that joins onto the house in the yard. The damp then spreads in patches around this room (I assume the wall is the source). Now could this be the cause of the damp and how would you go about fixing this? Would it be to knock that bit of wall down and rebuild leaving a gap? I have attached some pictures to try and visually display my issue.

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Picture of garden wall joining house.

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Picture showing damp mark on wallpaper. Not the clearest but I hope you can see the damp rising to above the level of where the plug socket is.

I also note that the pointing under this window is poor and could be a contributing factor although the damp is too high in the house for it to be the source.

The floor in this room feels solid whereas the front room of the house is definitely timber suspended.

Thanks in advance for any help and guidance.


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