Blistering internal wall - dry rot, wet rot, rising damp...?


Postby Canbury29 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:13 pm

Hi, i own an first floor flat (circa 1900) and have noticed some blistering on some of the kitchen walls (internal) as well as on the hall wall (the room which shares the kitchen wall)

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Hopefully the image link above works. The blisters are very dry and will crumble if poked. None of the walls feel damp. The bathroom is close by if that makes a difference.

Any ideas would be gratefully received, as well as any guidance on how and who could rectify my problem.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:46 pm

Canbury29,
It's damp in the wall which has blown the plaster and is bringing salts to the surface. You need to confirm that it is not an ongoing problem before trying to make the wall good. You could try a damp proofing firm to look at it - they should survey and reort free of charge.
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Postby Canbury29 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:44 pm

stoneyboy wrote:Canbury29,
It's damp in the wall which has blown the plaster and is bringing salts to the surface. You need to confirm that it is not an ongoing problem before trying to make the wall good. You could try a damp proofing firm to look at it - they should survey and reort free of charge.
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Stoneyboy - thanks very much for your response, much appreciated.
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