Damp. Whats best? Vandex, DryZone, something else.

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RETEP

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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 water in again. We are a ground floor flat and only have control over our floor. Also, it's a period 1880 property in Brighton and it built out of an awful material called Bungeroosh. The bit we are talking about is brick though.

I have been recommended Vandex to just slap on the brick work then get it plastered as normal. Someone else recommended a product called dryzone, someone else said lime plaster. So now I'm a bit lost. What would you guys recommend?

Sorry if this subject has been covered before. I did do a search but it didn't seem to cover my specific problem.
 

gps

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1880 property, there is a thread vandex disaster I think look that up, the plaster you took off what was it ?
 

RETEP

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1880 property, there is a thread vandex disaster I think look that up, the plaster you took off what was it ?
Looked like regular plaster. Was very thick in places; 2 inches. No board, just straight onto the brick work. single skinned brick with render on the outside.
 

Clutch & Tap

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From what you write it seems you may have a couple of options at your disposal. Firstly make sure the area both internal and external are sorted ( This is priority ). I cant see it being much of a problem what materials you use from then on. Stud, board, render, undercoat.

The key to this problem is arresting at its cause, if you do this you will not have problems in the future, leaving you to do as you wish.

I hope this helps.
 

RETEP

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From what you write it seems you may have a couple of options at your disposal. Firstly make sure the area both internal and external are sorted ( This is priority ). I cant see it being much of a problem what materials you use from then on. Stud, board, render, undercoat.

The key to this problem is arresting at its cause, if you do this you will not have problems in the future, leaving you to do as you wish.

I hope this helps.
Thanks, for that. Yer the problem outside is sorted for now, just protecting against future failure. I think we are going to go with a membrane, to be sure. Then, stud and plaster as you would normally.

here's a picture of the wall. sorry it's so big.

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