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  1. R

    1930's Semi-Detached rising damp help

    Hi everyone We've got a problem with rising damp in one of our rooms, which is next to a rain water drain which isn't connected to the main sewer line. This is being fixed but I want to treat and prevent. We're having the room renovated in about 3 weeks, back to brick and rebuilt. I found a...
  2. P

    Damp PROBLEM in bay window and surrounding area

    I have a damp problem on and around the bay window at the front of my house. I've had a damp survey done which has flagged high exterior ground levels - which I'm getting reduced - I'm also going to install three new air vents as all have been concreted closed. I've removed all of the interior...
  3. S

    Damp works on the property we are buying

    Morning, I'm looking for some advice with regards to what type of work is being carried out in the photos below. We are in the process of purchasing this property. Place was renovated and looked great on viewing, but when we popped round to look through the windows a few weeks later we...
  4. H

    How to choose a dpc specialist

    We have had a dpc solution provided in the same places twice and damp is now reappearing for the third time in the space of 15 years. The previous two times the work was guaranteed but the guarantees are worthless. I have found 5 local damp specialists. I have managed to get 3 to visit and...
  5. A

    Advice on newly plastered wall

    Hi, I have recently moved into a new property and was redecorating the front bedroom. I hadn't noticed ant problems with the walls when stripping the wallpaper or on the old plaster but there appears to be a section in the room that may be showing signs of dampness. The plasterer who did the...
  6. RETEP

    Do I need to key the surface of Vandex to plaster?

    Simple question I think. Apparently you can plaster straight onto Vandex. Now, I'm prepping the wall and applying the vandex myself and intend on getting in a plasterer to finish. The trouble is, I don't have a plasterer yet to ask the question: Do I need to leave a keyed surface for them to...
  7. RETEP

    Does Vandex need to be keyed before plastering over it.

    Simple question I think. Apparently you can plaster straight onto Vandex. Now, I'm prepping the wall and applying the vandex myself and intend on getting in a plasterer to finish. The trouble is, I don't have a plasterer yet to ask the question: Do I need to leave a keyed surface for them to...
  8. RETEP

    Do I need to Key the surface of Vandex for plastering

    Simple question I think. Apparently you can plaster straight onto Vandex. Now, I'm prepping the wall and applying the vandex myself and intend on getting in a plasterer to finish. The trouble is, I don't have a plasterer yet to ask the question: Do I need to leave a keyed surface for them to...
  9. RETEP

    What's best; Vandex, Dryzone, or something else?

    We had a penetrating damp on a wall. The exterior is fixed. the interior plaster stripped back to brick. When I stripped the wall the whole thing was holding water, but now it seems to have dried off. We Just want to seal it up incase the problem on the outside comes back and starts allowing...
  10. MikePlas

    Lime render over a damp wall?

    Hi guys, got an external stone wall that is damp, (inside coming out) that a customer wants hydraulic lime rendering. Done it many time before but not over a damp wall. Will the lime render control the damp? Thanks in advance!
  11. R

    How do I stop this damp?

    Hi all, new to TPF, looking for advice on how to stop my damp problem. I have damp patches in various places on the ground floor of my 1900's terraced house, main place being the hallway (old quarry tiles on the floor, not sure what's underneath) and the dining room, ( solid floor, might be...
  12. D

    sand cement renders required

    we are in need of a good plastering team who can do sand cement rendering and skimming to damp proofing standards, full training given. we have 3-6 weeks ongoing works for the right person or team and have more work than we can handle so it could be a long term thing if your good. looking for...
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