Dot & Dab Marks Visible Through Plaster & .........H


Postby charliesdad » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:18 am

I have had an outside wall plastered with the Dot & Dab method, & now after about 6 months the black areas where the dot & dabs were applied are clearly visible through the plasterboard, plaster & 2 coats of paint. The wall now looks like it has a dose of very large black spot - Please help.
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Postby kbrownie » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:13 pm

did you external wall have damp problems?
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Postby charliesdad » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:18 pm

The wall was fine for about a year, then all of a sudden, these dot & dab patches can be seen. The wall was initially an outside wall of a drive thru carport, with a bedroom extension above. Both ends of the carport were then glazed to form a room. Radiators provide the heating, so I know it is not condensation. I could understand if the dot & dab was being used to bridge the damp, however the walls surface shows no sign of damp at all.
Any Ideas....?? - Thanks for your help in advance.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:08 pm

Was this wall a single skin or a cavity wall. If single skin wall it should have been treated prior to fixing boards.
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Postby charliesdad » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:49 am

OK thanks, I believe the wall is single skin, there is however a second wall, but its not a closed cavity. this second wall belongs to next door but the gap is only about 2 inches.
Assuming I have to take it back to the brick - what do I have to treat it with, & is there an anti damp/fungal additive for the dot & dab mix. ??

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:03 pm

have a look at projects page "wall linings" may be helpful
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