Damp on fireplace cheeks


Postby harryhill » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:11 pm

Hi, I live in a semi detatched house both myself and my neighbour have damp on our chimney breast cheeks the whole length of the cheeks but not on the party wall! The houses were built in 1930 and our ex local authority. We have a lead water main which goes from the road under my living room floor to my kitchen and tee,s off under my house to next doors kitchen!! Its only both fireplace cheeks in both properties that are affected and not the party wall . Any ideas ??
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:25 pm

harryhill,
You will have to check for water ingress either directly from water entering the top of the chimney or from water entering the stack.
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Postby harryhill » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:01 am

stoneyboy wrote:harryhill,
You will have to check for water ingress either directly from water entering the top of the chimney or from water entering the stack.
Thanks for the advice will chec the flashing and make sure chimney capped!
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Postby Detective » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:24 am

Stoneyboy is right but once the source has been fixed you need to dry the wall otherwise you will have mould or condensation problems in other parts of the house for some months especially during the winter.
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