K Rend rising damp problems, desperate for a solution!

Bongoali

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I do not know how to solve this problem I have with K REND on one of my walls. Basically there is rising damp as the company that did the job 5 years ago came too low with the K Rend. The area where there are quite a lot of damp patches is mainly where my drive slopes lower for drainage so this tells me the water draining in to the grid area is also causing rising damp. Luckily there is a porch on the house so it is already well protected, it is not coming from gutters etc above this has been checked several times. The person that had the house before me did his own drive which is a resin drive, that is also too high so put this together is has bridged the DPC. As a female on my own with disabilities, I have found all this out by asking around and more so, doing some research. I do not have the money to have a new drive and can only just scrape up enough to maybe sort the problem with the K Rend before it starts to look worse. As this is my last bit of savings due to me not being able to work with the illnesses that I now live with, I do not want to once again throw away money if it is not going to solve the problem, hence why I have come on here to ask for advice! The inside wall to the particular area had damp course done 3 years ago, the man that did this said there is no way damp can now get inside the house. A damp specialist came to look at the problem and it was him that said straight away the K Rend has been done too low and also the drive is really too high, he said the problem was in this area due to the drive sloping for water drainage, the ground stones to the left and protection from the porch/ canopy where protecting the rest of the walls but they are obviously too low also. He advised to have the bottom of the K Rend grinded off, redo the DPC and then touch up the K Rend. I am worried I will get this done (if I can get anyone to do that as so far nobody wants to touch the job!), that the damp circles will remain and by painting them I feel this will not cover up the stains as I cannot tell if they are damp or just stains (I feel they are damp, they get worse in winter too). I just want the problem solved once and for all, the company that did this are no longer in business so nothing I can do there. Does anyone know what will happen if I have the damp K Rend area taken off, DPC done, fill the area with cement and then do the entire wall with split face tiling?? I would hate to do all of that and spend on it for the tiles to come off or the damp problem persist. I have also read on here about rubbish being in the cavity wall so wonder could this be the cause of the problem? also the air vent was taken out, I know it should not have been but could that have caused the problem? I believe it is definitely K Rendered too low, can anybody help? I had to sell my last home due to losing £100.000 to 2 builders, now way am I getting ripped off again! If I was to just paint it, would that be masking the problem and would suitable silicone paint for K Rend actually cover the stains?
 

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Houses can be a pain in the proverbial but better than living in a field.
is there plumbing other side? Is it vehicle exhaust staining?
what problem is it to you other than unsightly?
air brick only affect the inside ventilation?
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It's drying to inconsistent for it to be straight up rising damp, there would be more damp patches under the ones on the image
 
Houses can be a pain in the proverbial but better than living in a field.
is there plumbing other side? Is it vehicle exhaust staining?
what problem is it to you other than unsightly?
air brick only affect the inside ventilation?
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Thank you for your input, really appreciate it. The small window to the left was made in to small loo area, when i moved in I was told by a man that there was history of damp in the loo area, though I never saw it and had it done with new tiles etc I try keep it ventilated best i can. The airbrick WAS removed and again I wonder if this can cause these damp mark problems? Other than unsightly, It isnt or doesnt seem to be causing me problems but I dread it doing so in the future! Inside seems fine I had damp course done on that inside wall, just dont know what to do, to cover it with paint, get it knowcked off and have that one wall done with split face tiling as I worry the marks will come through again if i paint it. Also concerned if i get it split face tiled it will trap moisture, doing my head in I spent enough money on my house and now I am unable to work as I have so many health issues and live in so much pain my savings are getting low! thank you, really appreciate your help!
 
It's drying to inconsistent for it to be straight up rising damp, there would be more damp patches under the ones on the image
Good advice, do you think it may be due to the air brick being taken out by the builders that did some work 5 years ago?
 
Good advice, do you think it may be due to the air brick being taken out by the builders that did some work 5 years ago?
What so the air from inside of your house, dries out The walls on the outside, Don't think that's going to work,
It generally works in reverse.
 
Houses can be a pain in the proverbial but better than living in a field.
is there plumbing other side? Is it vehicle exhaust staining?
what problem is it to you other than unsightly?
air brick only affect the inside ventilation?
View attachment 74376
there is waste pipe at side of the house, right in the bottom right corner looking at the house pic there is a small built in basin but no leaks on inside of loo area
 
What so the air from inside of your house, dries out The walls on the outside, Don't think that's going to work,
It generally works in reverse.
do you know what the solution could possibly be? if i get it knocked off that one wall and redone I am thinking the marks may come through again - needs resolving and cannot get to the bottom of it!
 
What is the solution? Why do you say it doesnt need DPC? thank you for input
(Rising damp does not exist )Ground level too high @ (needs to be lower :to prevent bridging:——-solution cut back @ house perimeter —— install a edging @ 100mm away /from perimeter ———-reinstall Aco type drain......warning Do not drop drain Chanel into gulley (get that gulley away from house) ;too high @ use proper drain connections......
That is your problem with render .
 
(Rising damp does not exist )Ground level too high @ (needs to be lower :to prevent bridging:——-solution cut back @ house perimeter —— install a edging @ 100mm away /from perimeter ———-reinstall Aco type drain......warning Do not drop drain Chanel into gulley (get that gulley away from house) ;too high @ use proper drain connections......
That is your problem with render .
Come on dollar, if you sit a concrete block in a inch of water, it will absorb the water rising right to the top
 
It is a millrace /: The millrace wall is sitting in water 24/7, and its bone dry - -

Places like Holland America -do not install
Dpc

Wall below them injection holes bone dry .
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Maybe the water in the bricks below the injected dpc has migrated down and f**k*d off out bottom into footings
Water in bricks above is sat on the dpc slowly evaporating out the face
 
It is a millrace /: The millrace wall is sitting in water 24/7, and its bone dry - -

Places like Holland America -do not install
Dpc

Wall below them injection holes bone dry .
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Don't believe that this post has anything to do with rising damp but of course it's f****** exists,

Any porous, absorbance material,
will absorb water, left, right,up, down, throughout the material
Up = rising,
ffs dollar you'd make a good cult leader
 
(Rising damp does not exist )Ground level too high @ (needs to be lower :to prevent bridging:——-solution cut back @ house perimeter —— install a edging @ 100mm away /from perimeter ———-reinstall Aco type drain......warning Do not drop drain Chanel into gulley (get that gulley away from house) ;too high @ use proper drain connections......
That is your problem with render .
Thank you, will be taking all this advice on board.. not sure which person to go with though! I do appreciate your input and time helping me, I will have to have a think and look at costing this up!
 
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Maybe the water in the bricks below the injected dpc has migrated down and f**k*d off out bottom into footings
Water in bricks above is sat on the dpc slowly evaporating out the face
Cmon man
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Use your eyes : That wall has had the injection method done years )Stop beLIEving in what thAt snake oilman salesman’ tells you ....
 
Don't believe that this post has anything to do with rising damp but of course it's f****** exists,

Any porous, absorbance material,
will absorb water, left, right,up, down, throughout the material
Up = rising,
ffs dollar you'd make a good cult leader
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