Damp Proofing Question

Render

We are renovating an old victorian house, and have noticed damp problems. There was a large amount of ruble in the cavity which we are clearing.
There is a large amount of render around the lower half of the house.
Our render goes from the ground to almost 3 bricks above the dpc.
Parts of the render are flaking so we are removing all render.
Question is was that render too high, and should we bother re-rendering ?

1 Answer

Best Answer

The render wasn't too high it was too low, any render should start at least two bricks above the damp proof course, applied correctly it can go as high as you like as long as it's not covering (bridging) the damp proof course.

Answered 9th Sep 2012

Mitchell-Bee Building and Preservation

Member since 8 Aug 2012

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