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Damp patch above skirting board/door frame

Postby billyhat » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 am

Hello all - my first post here.

We have just had a load of work done on our roof to clean-up a bodge job done by the guy who sold us our house 2 years ago ("knowingly withholding defects to the house" I think they call it in the legal world!), and lo and behold, we have now spotted a new damp patch at the other end of the house!

I was hoping to get some thoughts from people here before we bring in a surveyor.

This small corner is where the skirting board meets an outside door frame:

We haven't done any work outside near this corner, so we're a bit concerned it could be something like rising damp (although there is no other indication of this).

Any thoughts would be very gratefully received!
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:56 pm

usually caused by the door frame not sealed properly,the damp looks recent.Unlikley to be rising damp with just 1 patch by the door.Scrape out the existing sealant and renew.Also check for cracking above the head of the door and the surrounding plaster/brickwork.
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