The interior plasterwork on a wall of a ground floor flat is showing signs of damp seepage. Initially this was by wicking through shelf fixings on the wall. It was most prominent after heavy rains. The shelf fixings have been removed (the tips of the fixing screws are rusted). Pipecleaner wicks have replaced the screw fixing and confirm that moisture is present in the wall the wall cavity at least from ceiling to door lintel height. The exterior wall has been examined for potential cracks or damage and any obvious risks of water ingress have been filled with high grade silicone.
The job would therefore appear to be:
Find the extent of damp in the wall
Find the source of water ingress
Seal the wall
Make good damage to the interior plasterwork
Timing: Within 2 weeks
100 year old end terrace building with rising damp needs dpc solution.
Please contact to arrange visit and quote.
Timing: I am flexible on start date
South Brent, TQ10
Hall wall on outside of old converted building , shows damp on inside wall. Had air brick inserted and was advised that brickwork was crumbly . The wall is not solid more like a cavity wall.
Do I require a specialist surveyor to identify route of problem?
I live in the upper part of a conversion, built into a hillside. There does not appear to be any outside evidence of a problem.
Unsold Job, Updated Details : Conversion of existing dry basement to bedroom/shower room Original : conversion of basement into bedroom/bathroom
repairs to tarmacadam drive - hole in drive
Bideford North, EX39
I have a basment flat that is suffering from damp problems.
Updated : put a metal flue inside our chiney and secure in place to help the woody burn better Original : Put a flue in our chimney from our wood burner up to the pot on the roof.
St Loyes, EX2
I have a detached bungalow in Heavitree, Exeter, that used to be a double garage and was converted into a bungalow many years ago (at least 20). It does have cavity walls (though it is still freezing cold in winter). It is divided into kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and bathroom with hallway from front door.
There is clearly no damp proof membrane under the floors because the bedroom suffers very badly from damp - here the floor is so damp the carpet could be wrung out (literally). Although oddly the sitting room is fine, again carpeted but no problem. The hallway has a laminate floor (with normal plastic insulation/damp membrane underneath) so damp is not a problem there, and the bathroom is tiled.
There is damp coming through the paint in patches on the walls, mainly in the bathroom and bedroom (there was a bit in the kitchen area but I think that is ok now). I suspect this is rising damp, I don't know if there is a damp membrane in the walls or not. This may also/instead be a condensation problem as there are no trickle vents in the windows and the vents have been blocked up due to the cold (did I mention the bungalow is cold in winter ?).
Another cause of the damp (maybe one of the principle causes) is the fact that the driveway slopes down towards the bungalow so a job that certainly needs doing is to dig a small trench along the front of the bungalow, lined with bitumen or something waterproof, to take away the rainwater before it seeps under the bungalow.
This job is very urgent as the bungalow is currently rented out to tenants who say everything in the bedroom is rotting.
A cottage that is over 100 years old on the edge of Dartmoor that appears to have rising damp in several rooms. The cottage has no damp course. It has been suggested that this could perhaps be solved by lowering flower beds adjacent to the house and introducing evaporation trenches/land drains to redirect water away from the cottage.
Tedburn St Mary, EX6
I do not know the budget needed so have just entered a sum to enable this form to submit for now. A joist under my dining room floor has completely rotted away. I need this replaced but also a diagnosis of the type of rot, its extent & any further preventative treatment necessary.