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The damp is being causes by a broken gutter which will be fixed.
- Ykips999 23rd Apr, 2012 Damp Proofing
I moved in to my 1970's built ground floor flat 2years ago & had a new kitchen fitted at that time.
Almost a yr later I discovered thick mold on the back boards of the lower corner units only. So I contacted Magnet to complain adequate ventalation had not been allowed for and an air vent on the outter wall behind those cupboards was obviousky unable to breath. Magnet agreed to came bk and fitted both additional ventilation in the kick board & cupboard. Whilst cleaning the wall and replacing the backboards.
Now six months later I have just discovered green mold appearing in the same lower cupboards & I'm dispersing!
Please let me know ur thoughts as I really don't know where to seek help.
- Yjemmamcgrady 12th Apr, 2012 Damp Proofing
Our Brick built house dates to about 1894. External wall has a damp proof course about 2" above pavement level. Ground floor is about 2" above pavement too, one room stone flagged (assume no membrane) and one room concrete on top of flags (assume no membrane as nothing visible at cut-out for fireplace). Both rooms had lino flooring and appear dry now that lino is removed . Bottom of skirtings to outside wall were rotten and tide marks on wallpaper (now removed with plaster to 1m). Please advise on best system for damp proofing internal walls (eg. injection into bricks, paste into mortar,...) and floors (asphalt over flags, liquid sealing of concrete follwed by screed, slurry sealing of wall/floor transition,...).
Should I scrape out powdery mortar in the area to be injected and point it before the work is done? Also upstairs double galzed units have been installed and the plaster made good with what I have been told is Carlite Bonding. The area is damp possibly due to water getting into the cavity (the roofing felt is not overlapping the gutter - I'm in the process of getting this fixed). Should I remove all the Carlite and replaster or wait until after the felt has been fixed and see if it dries out?
- Yandyf_66 4th Apr, 2012 Damp Proofing
it is in bigger of the 2 bedrooms though not that big a room - and is in the corner along the walls - one wall goes under the window and the other wall is on the outside stairwell wall, this has been a problem for a while now and need to get it fixed as woud like to sell the property, we have just had new windows put in last year and the windows are either opened most of the time or if not opened then the air vent is on - not sure how to fixed this problem at all - we have a large bed in the room with 2 chest of drawers and a wardrop - we had to get rid of a chet of drawers as the mold had crept into one - the room is a very small room though and prob have too much furniture in it but have no other option - all the other rooms within the flat are fine - and we have asked all the neighbours above us and at the other side and no one else at all has this problem anyone any ideas please. think this is now starting to affect our health as we both wake every morning with a headache and other health issues that i have read can be affected by mold thanks
- Ysmithc76 13th Mar, 2012 Damp Proofing
I have been advised that during a boiler replacement I am getting quotes for at the moment the engineer shouldn't drill a hole in the outside wall of the house due to a damp proof membrane. One engineer said this, but the other said that he had never heard of it. Before I bought the house, sky and bt engineers had drilled holes for sky dish and a second phone line.
Is this true? What are the risks of doing it ? And should I take any action due to the holes that have previously been made? It's an end terrace, would any membrane run through the entire terrace and therefore compromise everyone (4 houses)?
Thank you for any advise you can give.
- Yj3845 24th Jan, 2012 Damp Proofing
i think i may have damp. some of the wals in the spare bedrooms has black marks which looks like damp. it is dry so does that matter?
- Ytonypotts_23 20th Jan, 2012 Damp Proofing
We live in a ground floor flat which was a old hall. It has concrete floors cover by the old tiles from the hall. The mold has rapidly spread and there is what looks like damp marks on the ceilings. the whole flat smells including clothing items. HELP!!
We no the source of the water and it is because of the roofing which we are trying to get the landlord to sort and the property behind has got a problem with their downpipe which runs water to the back of the property which we come to conclude started the problem and we had an outside wall re-siliconed.
- Yzarah89 17th Jan, 2012 Damp Proofing
Edwardian house. Water only comes in when raining very heavily, not when drizzling. Kent based.
- Ycaroann 1st Jan, 2012 Damp Proofing
I have recently painted a house. Before the walls were white, but now they are cream (magnolia).
I have discovered in the front reception room there is a damp patch on the bottom left of the chimney breast. I have applied a second coat to the patch but that did not make a difference.
This is very strange as I did not see this before painting when the walls were white.
There is no damp patches anywhere else in the house.
The house is a end of terrace and the other side of this damp patch is the end of terrace, perhaps this could be the reason? Water penetrating through the wall?
I have looked at using damp seal, however I would prefer to get to the root of the cause first, and then repaint.
Any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated.
- Yamrit_48 22nd Dec, 2011 Damp Proofing
The porch is of single brick/stone construction and has rising damp in a couple of areas.This problem has worsened since having some pointing done on the outside.
- Ystormedia 3rd Dec, 2011 Damp Proofing
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