i am in a privately rented house and have been here 6 years and for 6 years the house has had rising damp! i complained to the landlord and he sent his roofer round to paint some stuff on the living room floor :evil: which the smell almost killed me, i felt high as a kite! then he painted something which was black on the bricks outside the window.
Well that didnt cure nothing!! so i gave up as he wont do much about it, i bought damp proof membrane paint and damp proof membrane sheets and put 4 coats of paint on the floor and 2 layers of the damp proof sheets. it has recently been raining and i noticed the wallpaper looked a bit bubbly, i felt it and the walls was damp and then i felt around the skirting and lower part of the wall and it is very cold feeling and the skirting boards are sticky. the main wet area is near chimney breast and the chimney did get sorted last year and the damp still is there so i am wondering if it wasnt the chimney and was the rising damp spreading along the floor and up the wall.
I am unsure whether i can stop this at all or whether i have to live with it, my landlord is very slack and i know he wont do nothing about it and i have a expensive carpet i have laid which i dont want ruined!!! but am hoping with all the layers of paint and sheets that it wont damage my carpet too much :( but really need some help with what to do!!
the house is a mid terraced built about 1905, the floor is quarry tiles