Any idea the cause of the damp?

SlumberShade

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The first two are from the ground floor and the last 4 are from the first floor directly above it. I had to fix the roof recently (3 floor house) but not sure if it's all from there.
 

SlumberShade

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Looks like you might have rising, penetrating and condensatory damp.




Lucky sod
That's a joke right? I got a plasterer to give me a quote tomorrow, but am I wasting my time? Should I rather get a "damp specialist" to find what the source or can the plasterer figure it out? Also have heard huge con artistry regarding damp work in general so really unsure what to do (other than moving my dehumidifier up there)
 

bobski

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That's a joke right? I got a plasterer to give me a quote tomorrow, but am I wasting my time? Should I rather get a "damp specialist" to find what the source or can the plasterer figure it out? Also have heard huge con artistry regarding damp work in general so really unsure what to do (other than moving my dehumidifier up there)


True

There are conning bastards about.

Mostly though, you have to be careful of people who just don't know what they're doing. They believe they do, and will seem to.

The hardest thing is finding decent people.

Hold off on the plastering for now. Plasterers price could well change after damp work has happened.

Also it could take a month or so to sort and get dry.
 

SlumberShade

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Ok, thanks guys. Do you think rotating the dehumidifier through rooms and upping the heating a bit will be enough, or should I also open half the windows for a few hours a day? I don't live there so will have to find some work to do for a couple hours when airing it out.. Can I get away with opening windows every 2-3 days?
 

SlumberShade

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Is the house stone?
No idea, this is the outside where I may have been conned into thinking water was penetrating by my roofer who tried to get the plastering job after he finished the roof. It's a Victorian property and a quick google suggest brick or local stone. Damn, I can't believe I can't easily find out.
 

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SlumberShade

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Its looking much better after getting trickle vents sorted , even though I was proper ripped off. Well the last area/ photo isnt looking better, wallpaper is bubbled; still its not got worse, that could stilll be from the now repaired roof.

Will a decent plasterer be able to easily see if theres still water coming through from outside once its been ripped out? or do I need to get an independent damp surveyor just in case?
Ta.
 
Its looking much better after getting trickle vents sorted , even though I was proper ripped off. Well the last area/ photo isnt looking better, wallpaper is bubbled; still its not got worse, that could stilll be from the now repaired roof.

Will a decent plasterer be able to easily see if theres still water coming through from outside once its been ripped out? or do I need to get an independent damp surveyor just in case?
Ta.

just get the heating on and dehumidifier running then clean the walls down and wait
 

SlumberShade

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Yeah, it's looking much better. I forgot to take a photo of the previous appalling plaster job, you'd be shocked.

There are cracks outside the houe though in the worst spots, are they bad enough for me to make a damp surveyor worth it?

Also can a plasterer deal with something like a very old poorly instaleld window? Thanks.
 

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