Chimneys & Fireplaces Question

Whats the best cure for rising dam in a chimney breast

we have been advised to strip back to the bricks and put on the plasterboard that has a foil of somekind on the back,but should we be putting something on the bricks to treat them first

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Best Answer

where did you get this advice from ,this will not cure damp problem ,strip back to brickwork yes ,but then apply sealer ,render with waterproof agent added then skim to a smooth finish ,

Answered 19th Feb 2012


Member since 7 Jun 2008

You should get it injected if it is rising damp and if it's higher up check you're lead work around your stack, best way is to stop it coming in if you can you could try water seal...mike

Answered 20th Feb 2012

Mike Moffatt Building Services

Member since 8 Feb 2012

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