Can anyone help me please...?
We moved in an end terrace built in 1876 a year and half ago that previous to us moving in must have had every botch job known to man on it... We noticed when we moved our washin machine 6 months ago that there was a black patch on outside wall in the corner of the kitchen, then realised when we took the kitchen cupboards out to havea new floor put in that this extended all along the wall (the preious owners had a new kitchen installed over the top of the damp knowing it was there). The cupboards smell badly of damp now too. We've noticed the other end terrace which is actually next door to us has had a DPC and air bricks installed where as ours obviously doesn't. We're considering doing the DPC ourselves due to the cost involved and I wanted to know if it was advisable to do this, and if it is what is best to use and whether we should have air bricks installed also? Do we need to remove the infected plaster on this inside or can we use anti mould paint and should we hire a dehumidifier to dry the room out? Thanks a lot!