Damp on gable end wall

Postby saltyseadog » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:26 pm

We built a downstairs bathroom a couple of years ago and have started to
encounter a problem with damp on one wall, which is very cold to the touch.
This wall is a Gable end wall and i have recently put i a extractor fan on the offending wall.
I noticed that when drilling the dust off the brick was wet and not dry. i have looked at next doors guttering and it looks quite old so i'am thinking that the water during downpours is running onto our external wall. Could this be the problem i'am having. If so what should i do to fix the problem once i have have had a word with my neighbour about his guttering.
The pointing does not look to bad, but should i get it repointed once the problem is fixed?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:04 pm


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:49 pm

Assuming you extended using cavity walls the problem is unlikely to be water from outside. More likely is condensation - ventilate and warm the wall.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2715
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics