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treating rising damp? some companies even leave walls unplastered with bricks injected for 6 months?

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    Damproofing rising damp which method to choose?

    some inject bricks and leave plaster open for 6 months, some for less time

    one puts a barrier and then replasters after removing all affected plaster.

    will i really leave my house in that state for 6 months with some companies?
    I think i want to delay my painter and treat this first if i can get walls cleared and accessible. its been a decades long problems known to cause respiratory and other problems.

    anyone know a good company they have used in victoria in melbourne which they can tell me about and the time frame.. most dont answer their phone or get back to me nor can come out straight away which makes it harder to get quotes.

    thanks.
     
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    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    There is also a handyman who knows how to drill in each brick in 3 places and inject the stuff for rising damp and i dont know if he would be substantially cheaper and worth going with.
     
  3. Joynz

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    This article has a summary of various treatments and mentions a company.

    I haven't used them myself.

    How To Get Rid Of Rising Damp

    The article mentions underfloor ventilation too.
     
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    Drystat if they're still around.
     
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    Generally they should pop off the skirtings, drill and inject the joints then refit the skirtings.
     
  6. Joynz

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    The type of brick makes a difference. For example whether the bricks have holes in them or are solid.

    The prime consideration here should be an effective job by an experienced company. Find one that provides a warranty if you can.

    Also, make sure you ask for references (recent and older) and follow them up.

    I also suggest you pop over to the Renovate Forums website - lots of experienced builders there (compared to this site) who may have a recommendation.
     
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