I have recently had my kitchen plastered and painted and now damp patches have appeared within the chimney breast and in a similar area on an internal wall.
I have dug out the floor of the chimney breast and found that the soil floor is very damp, so am assuming that it is rising up the brickwork.
My problem is how I can fix it since I know that with rising damp, you should try and stop the cause which in this case will be very difficult to do.
I am not able to get beneath the other bit of wall to see what is causing the problem there, but I assume it will be the same...
Is it worth me injecting a damp-proof cream into the fireplace bit? Any ideas for the other bit of wall??
Any help would be great since this room has had problem after problem and I am desperate to get it finished!!!