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Upon further inspection and clearing the gully (FULL TO THE TOP WITH WET SOIL) is of brick construction, basically a wall against the house wall, a gap (of about 3 inches more in parts) and then another wall this retains the earth from the house, the depth - it appears to go down to the base of the house (upto 1 meter in parts). the bottom of the gully is brick too - so no soak away, the flags sit on top of the two walls covering the gully so i dont know about keeping 3 inches away because this would expose the gully. I cannot repoint in a gully i cannot get my hands down (my arms are not 1 meter long) and cannot get in with an exterior dpc. any ideas ? thanks
- Ymkr_71 6th May, 2011 Damp Proofing
We have just sold our house,and a survayer came in for valuation etc,and he mentioned there are few rising damp issues(only here and there,nothing major),as far i can see there is NO VISIBLE mark of any rising damp,apart from small paryion wall in kitchen,which is half tiled and half wallpapers(and there is some moister in the wall paper)
apart from that whole house is 100% nice and dry,so in that case,I am not going to take any chance,what could be the best soloution for it?can I drill through the tiles and fill some DRYZONE tubes,or do i need to take the tiles off or should I call in specalist,just wonder how big the job is?
- Ykumar_19 25th Nov, 2011 Damp Proofing
- Ychester_87 9th Jan, 2012 Damp Proofing
What's the difference, how can I identify both, are there tell tale signs?
- Yalex_75 17th Feb, 2011 Damp Proofing
Hi I've just had a new extension built and the render has been taken right to the ground, but water is seeping up walls past damp proofing course. Is this going to cause damp problems?
I am now being told they will paint the outside (for free) to seal the render. This sounds as though they are just trying to literally paint over a potential problem. Should I accept this or insist they knock the render off to the DPC level?
Thank you Joseph @ plasterworks for your response
- Yelliott_70 29th Jan, 2013 Damp Proofing
Condensation issue in front bedroom of small house, opposite bathroom
Walls are black/cold/damp around window, and where the wall meets the ceiling too. Walk in wardrobe smells terribly musky and the wall has got a lot of mould on too. Window always seems to have plenty of condensation on it.
Lead to believe this is a problem with condensation rather than damp.
What would be the best way to deal with this? Would it bit advisable to fit a couple of air bricks would this cause too much of a draught in winter? How about fitting a dehumidifier, would that help at all. And just how effective are loft ventilation units, they're probably a bit out of my price range to be honest.
Many thanks, any advice or help is most welcome
Forgot to add top of house is fully rendered bottom is brickwork which has recently been repointed (shortly before condensation problems seemed to appear).
- Ycmurphy 16th Feb, 2012 Damp Proofing
- Ycoatesey 11th Sep, 2011 Damp Proofing
sorry, didnt explain very well, the course runs all along the front of the house, about 50cm below the upstairs bedroom windows, very strange!
- Ynumpty_92 9th Jun, 2011 Damp Proofing
Hi, I'm in the process of buying an Edwardian property. I've recently had structural survey completed which has advised a rising damp issue but also states the floor boards are springy and that further ventilation is required on the ground floor. For the rising damp I know which trade to use but for the ventilation and springy floorboards I don't know who I should contact for quotes. Can anyone help?
- Yclairewrigg_77 4th Apr, 2012 Damp Proofing
Appologies for my spelling Hi i have a problem (i think it is rising damp) i moved in to a property september last year and there was a little damp in the bedroom the land lord said that this wasdue to putting the plastering on too quick but now it has gotten worse every room in the flat now has damp and it it approx 1 foot from the ceiling (8 ft celinins )ive contacted my land lord and he has given me a few dehumidafiers (in december 2011) and its not working what can i do as now i am getting an infestation of flys and so is the upstairs flat please help at my whits end
- Ygunbunny 29th Feb, 2012 Damp Proofing
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