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Peeling wall and soft concrete outside en-suite

Postby JulesP » Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:33 pm

Hi, the paint around the bottom of an extension which houses an en-suite inc toilet, shower and sink (built before us), is peeling off, the concrete is also soft in places. There is a drip from a gutter screw above but the ground always seems really damp even when it is dry in summer. Not sure where to start identifying root cause, any advice appreciated! Pics attached.
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Postby Ken13 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:34 pm

First thing I would check is the drain the down-pipe runs into, I had a damp patch on the wall of my lounge adjacent to an external drain, when I checked it (downpour umbrella) it was holding water.
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Postby julsp123 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:09 pm

Thanks Kevin! sorry if this is daft question but is the drain likely to be near the down pipe, would a plumber be able to locate?
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