Re: Re: Dampness advice needed.

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Hi thatched cottag

It is well nigh impossible to install a modern dpc in a stone wall as you describe. A Tintpretto says the wall works by absobing moisture and drying out again before it penetrates. As you intimate the dampness is probably rising damp. You should check relative ground levels. does ground level rise up near or above floor level and so on? After that the only sensible and cost effective way to deal with it is to accept and manage it by dry lining. You may not have to dry line the whole wall for instance. Be careful with your new concrete floor. Quite apart from all of the extra moisture you are introducing as the concrete dries out, watch the levels abd make sure you have a dpm in it.

good luck

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