Chimneys & Fireplaces Question

Chimney removed but damp smell from remaining fireplaces

Our chimney was removed when our loft was converted in 2007 (chimney and stack in loft removed, but chimney breast remains on ground and 1st floor), however since then we have been experiencing damp smells coming from our two remaining fireplaces, particularly bad when the weather is wet. Do you think this is due to the fact that there is no circulation of air? And if so, what is the easiest way to rectify this?
Many thanks,
Julia Caviglia

1 Answer

Dose the chimney Breast come up on the outside of the property
Dose the soil or concrete touch the chimney on the outside as this will draw the moisture from the ground constantly
Sometimes a French Drainage System helps, shingled trench to separate the property away from the outside substrate
Or the DPC course has perished so moisture will be drawn up through the chimney Breast

Answered 8th Feb 2015

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