Damp Proof Plaster for Rising Damp in Basement

Postby The4ndrew » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Trying to fix a small case of rising damp in my basement.
After removing 1.5m of plaster from floor and the scirting boards, it appears as though the damp is coming from where the skirting boards were drilled in.
I was going to use dryzone cream then patch up and plaster. I also have to patch up the screw holes.
Could you advise what I should patch up with and what plastering stages I should take.
I was going to mix any mortar with waterproofing agent for the patching.
Then was told to use limelite restoration, no bonding agent, followed by limelite harsh impact finish, with no tanking, followed by normal painting, where I would have thought to use zinsser.
Could you please give me some direction in what plaster and various agents and what order I should be using them.

Thanks for your assistance,

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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:12 pm

fill all the holes with dpc injection cream, then limelight base plaster, then limelight finish plaster as suggested, heavily paint the rear of the skirting boards with a damp proof paint and attach to the wall with a grab adhesive
do not drill and fix the skirting
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