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?