Hi, I have an old stone cottage which is suffering from penetrating damp on all external walls. I have had conflicting advice from different damp companies so not sure where to begin to get the problem sorted. Any advice from anyone who has experienced the same would be really appreciated.
old stone property which won't have any damp proof course. as above check for leaking downpipes/areas the pointing may need attention as this could be allowing water to ingress in.
How long have you been at the property and how long have you noticed the damp problems? Have you had any work done in the affected room(s) lately and what are the walls coverings?
Old properties with no D.P.C need lime plaster which is porous and allows the walls to 'breathe' - providing they are not covered with walls coverings that are themselves not porous, e.g vinyl paper or silk/P.V.A containing paints.
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