Had dpc done April beside the fire place and alcoves each side. Still have damp on both sides of the fire, damp has appeared a bottom in alcove next to door frame and seems to be spreading and half way up in the corner of one alcove.dpc people said it was rain coming down chimmey, had air pots put on, but no improvement, they say I will have to wait 6 mths. Is this right.
Thank you for your reply. Chimmey stack is O K had it inspected. The walls were really wet, could this be the reason or do you think that the walls should of been tanked?. I just do not understand why damp is still round the fire place and has appeared at the bottom of the door frame and in the corner of one of the alcoves.
Tanking can take the form of an impervious layer usually painted on the wall. If the wall is inherently damp all this will do is spread the damp more widely - you do need to trace the source of the damp.
With the walls being damp and having them replastered I would suggest you wait for a few months to see what happens.
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