I am new here but what a great site for people with a home from hell like ours
We moved here 2 years ago and the bungalow has finlock guttering.Lots of people have never herd of finlock and believe you me i wish i had never herd of it.
To cut a long story short we was ripped off by a norwich in norfolk based firm as they quoted us to completlety remove the finlock guttering which is a very expensive and hard job to do but desperate we were as when we drilled a hole water run out of the cavity wall as the water had been leaking in through the guttering and filled the cavity wall.They wanted cash up front and desperate and stupid we were we paid them.After i was in tears as they cut a chunk out of the guttering and then said they did not know what they were doing we had to sit down and work out what to do.Eventually they cut off all the over hanging guttering ,extended the roof a bit and then boxed in the finlock with UPV.This i believe was possibly the best option but we paid for the full work but we never got our cash back or any sighns of a guarantee.I would love to name and shame but i know i am not aloud to do so on here and we could have taken them to court but if we lost we would end up with a large solicitor bill.
With this work completeed we hope the water will stay at bay.But we have cracks round all the ceilings and around the wall where you can see the line of the finlock built into the wall.We have damp all round the edges of the outer walls .
Has anyone here ever had experience of this as we would like to know what to do next.We wont decorate as it seem a waste of time for the damp to show up again in a few weeks. Will the walls eventually dry out ?? Will our home eventually be nice ??Please help as this is just one problem we would like help with on our home from hell.