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Damp Proofing Question
Do i need to remove the plaster if the damp proof course is being injected?
Hi, I have been given a quote for just the injection part of a damp proofing course (as the guy does not do plastering) however he has advised me that my plastering is solid and does not looked damamged, so it should not need chipping away amyway, as the damp is only in a few sections. Is this true? i thought you always had to remove the plaster?
You only need to remove the plaster if it has "bubbled" or "blown" or looks in any way defective. If this is not the case as long as the water ingress is resolved the plaster should dry out over the months.
Answered 14th Aug 2012
In our opinion, damp in buildings is normally caused by a breach of a DPC or a building defect, I would recommend you call a specialist who will identify the problem before the remedy
Answered 20th Nov 2013