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« on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 14:11:55 »

Sigh, not 100% sure its damp, but it sure looks like it. So any recommendations of a local company that can be trusted greatly appreciated.

bye, bye rainy day savings.
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 14:15:50 »

Advice would be don't at this stage get a damp specialist as ultimately they will be trying to sell their services to rectify it, in the first instance just get a building surveyor to take a look.

Also don't trust anyone who makes a judgement based on a 'damp meter' they are not made to work on plaster and thus are not at all accurate.
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 14:19:03 »

Alan Clark - 07860 760357
Ex hungerford manager, great guy.
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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 14:24:04 »

Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 14:40:16 »

Just get a normal specialist and ask them to stand in the rain for a few minutes....








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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 15:02:34 »



Apparently shes an expert in dampness Wink
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 15:49:37 »

What type of property is it? Are you 100% sure it's not condensation?

Rising damp is a myth.
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 15:55:38 »

no not sure, and it's a detached house
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 15:56:15 »

next for levelled their drive a while ago, probably unrelated unless it's gone above damp course
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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:06:41 »

next for levelled their drive a while ago, probably unrelated unless it's gone above damp course

If something now has the potential to have bridged the DPC assuming its towards the base of the wall thats probably your first port of call. likewise are their any RWG or gullies in the area where it has emerged?
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:09:08 »

in not sure what an rgw is?!
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:38:50 »

in not sure what an rgw is?!

Rainwater Goods i.e. is there a leaking gutter, downspout etc.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:41:41 »

Start by ruling out condensation. In my old house we had to have the front bedroom window open pretty much all the time, even in winter. If it's an old house, it is almost certainly caused by condensation. Damp proofing would actually make the problem worse if so.

https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/damp-condensation
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:45:45 »

Start by ruling out condensation. In my old house we had to have the front bedroom window open pretty much all the time, even in winter. If it's an old house, it is almost certainly caused by condensation. Damp proofing would actually make the problem worse if so.

https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/damp-condensation


This 100% condensation is worse with solid walls and usually mainly don to poor air circulation/ventilation - is it manifesting itself behind furniture or long curtains, in our old place we had long curtains in the bedroom and it was a bitch for getting mildew behind them.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 16:55:21 »

thanks guys
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