Damp Proofing Question

Would rendering to ground affect 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

1 Answer

Best Answer

Hi there
Yes this will cause damp as the damp course is being bridged,a bell cast bead should have been used on the damp course line to separate the areas.

Answered 30th Jan 2013

Trident Damp

Member since 26 May 2011

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