Unsold Job, Updated Details : Two storey semi upstairs bedroom front wall badley affected by damp down stairs living room around front window the same cracks in plaster on outside walls . Got a tradesman last year who did some work said he'd fixed it . Budget is what ever it takes to fix this problem once and for all Original : Damp patches around various walls and windows in a semi built in 1951
Timing: Within 2 months
Damp proof course. Perhaps, repointing of plaster to exterior wall.
stain on bedroom wall suspect damp coming from chimney
Timing: Within 2 weeks
Unsold Job, Updated Details : A flue liner isn't required for my job. Original : I bought a stove with boiler and need it fitted. I can remove the existing fireplace for you. I want u to do whatever is is required after the removal of the fireplace
Damp Proofing and woodworm treatment
Timing: 2 months+
paving 11 metres x 4 metres with 2x2 flags
I believe that I have rising damp but also have render that is failing around the house
Rising damp in front and side walls of house. House is 1930s, stone construction.
I need a internal /external damp proof course which includes digging to a depth of 350mm internally.
Appears to be rising damp in one room.
Would like problem area to be examined by a damp proofing expert, someone who uses meters to check damp levels, and has extensive specialist experience of damp assessment and injecting chemical damp courses. No contractors or general trades, please. Would like an assessment of requirements for the job and a quote for the cost.
Must have several Rated People reviews, or be able to supply recent references for similar jobs.
Problem is along dining room external wall, ground floor. Flooring is original quarry tile over... who knows? Internal floor level is raised approximately 18 inches above level of back yard.
The entire house has had a chemical damp proof course added at some point, but it seems to have failed along thiis 8 ft stretch.
Damp to height of approx 1 yard high on right hand side, but rises sharply to approx 6ft in the left hand corner. This appears to follow the line of the external brick (party) wall in the back yard.
Plaster wet and slimy to touch, height of damp does not alter at all with high rainfall or other weather considerations.
Also damp rising (?) to 2ft in a straight line from this corner another approx 8 ft along the internal party wall. Can't figure this out!
A gas supply pipe runs along the affected party wall above floor level, and was originally boxed in at skirting board level. Hole for pipe leading through to back yard was originally not sealed properly. Thought the problem might be condensation or water ingress through hole. Approx 4 months ago I removed boxing and put sealant around pipe where it passes through the wall, but this made no difference.
Neighbours have a seating box arrangement running along their side of the same wall at approximately the same height as my damp line, but there's no indication of any damp on their side.
Some white salts on quarry tile surfaces. The dining room had previously been re-plastered down to floor level... thought that might be the problem, so took plaster off back to brick up to skirting board height along both affected walls approx 4 months ago. Made no difference.
House had been empty with no heating orventilation for approximately 2 years, but have had central heating on and windows open most days for the last 4 months. Made no difference.