Damp Course breach


Postby Ladyrarebreed » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:31 am

I live in a Victorian property and am having the exterior lowered because of a breach to the DPC, my builders found that at the very rear of the property (possibly a later addition) the DPC is missing, would you reccomend a produce that I could use on a DIY basis, to remedy this problem, without calling in the experts, as my funding is exhausted. Many thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:38 pm

Ladyrarebreed,
Have a look at the damp projects section - installing a DPC.
Or hire equipment for silicone injection from you local hire centre.
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Postby rigga » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:24 pm

Ladyrarebreed
My advice would be not to do any dpc injection unless you know that the damp is penetrating the wall because of a missing dpc. You may find that this problem you have will disappear when the ground level is lowered. The fact that you have no dpc on a property of this age is not unusual.
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Postby Ladyrarebreed » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:23 am

Dear Stoneyboy and Rigga, thanks for your replies, The ground has been lowered for a week now and as the weather had not been dry, I may not be able to notice the benefits as yet. I have purchased a DPC cream injection kit and will wait a while to see if I need to use it. Will the bricks need to dry completely, as I have been told that if this happens there may be a possibility of movement.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:16 pm

Ladyrarebreed,
It may be months before the wall dries out to an acceptable level, it will never dry out completely and in wet weather will be more damp than in say summertime.
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