Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by kingblaze1986, Nov 6, 2019.
Take skirting board off.
Whats on the other side of that wall
i'll have try but is there a way of taking the skirting off without damaging the wall?
i've just had another look and i can see that a damp proof course has been previously done by previously owners, all around the front and side of the house (its an end terraced). The holes for the dpc stops where the dining room is on the outside. There has been an extension to the kitchen and as far as i can see there is no DPC holes or brick/cavity vents beyond the dining room so nothing for the kitchen. Also when i checked the back garden i cannot see any brick vents or holes for DPC on the outside so maybe this is the reason for damp as there is no ventilation?
While checking back garden, there are quite a few gaps and holes for the water to seep in under the property? the gaps are where the floor links to the wall for kitchen and dining room. please see attached pics.
maybe i should try and fill in these gaps and see if it helps?
oh and also i have been quoted £140+VAT for a Drain CCTV Survey to be done, this is only for peace of mind to check that there isn't any cracked pipes causing leaks etc
What you guys think?
Probably best to just let the plaster dry out. Take skirting off. Scrape bubbled paint off. Leave to dry. See what happens.
ok i'll have to work out how to take the skirt off without damaging the wall.
Any work you do will void any guarantee the builder may have given to you.
Run a blade across the top of skirting, its full length and then prise off skirting.
hmmm might have to give the builder a ring then ...but he did say its a damp problem and not his problem
You didn't mention that in the original post!!!!!!!!!!!
yes builders sanded down a few times and repainted the area, it came back- bubbled. Then they sanded down again, injected some damp proof, waited for it to dry and then re painted. Still the same THEN they said its damp and not their problem hence why i am trying to work it out
The builder should have made you aware of the damp prior to any plastering work.
he didnt notice any in the dining room. neither did i.
Like i said, take skirting off, scrape off bubbling and leave for a couple of months. Dont put anything on it. See what transpires (big word for astravax)
You stupid boy!
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