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Damp Course

Discussion in 'Local Services' started by Glam, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    #Everybody needs good neighbours... :bananarock:
     
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  2. ben0239

    ben0239 Well-Known Forumite

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    Don’t fall for the sales trick if having a damp proof course injected and don’t use Peter cox.

    According to the building research establishment a dpc only fails 1 in 50000 occasions and Rics now dispute the rising damp phenomenon.

    The reason why your walls are wet internally is most probably due to interstitial condensation as a result of using inappropriate materials on your property.

    Speak with a rics building surveyor don’t approach a so called damp expert and avoid Peter cox salesmen. If anyone comes to your property with those stupid yellow moisture meters and tells you that you have 90 per cent damp in your walls etc they are talking nonsense.

    it’s highly likely that you do not need a dpc injected do not fall for the sales patter.
     
  3. kyoto49

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    My house had a dpc done and the relevant replastering 25 years and 6 months ago. It had a 25 year guarantee. 3 months ago I noticed damp in the back corner of the house. I thought another dpc and more disruptive re-plastering. Now I don't have a clue what I'm supposed to do to cure it? I still have drafty sash windows so I don't think it's lack of air and I have central heating which is a dry heat. My gutters are fine, the dpc isn't bridged anywhere.
     
  4. ben0239

    ben0239 Well-Known Forumite

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    check out heritage-house.org

    the most likely cause is the use of inappropriate building materials on the property.
     
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