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    RENDERING/ROUGHCAST REPAIRS - HELP ADVICE NEEDED

    patch it up. I anticipate being here for max 5 years .. Im already at the end of my tether with the place. Today ive been taking off loose render up to my head height. And although quite a bit has come off, that which is still in place seems to pretty firmly stuck.
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    RENDERING/ROUGHCAST REPAIRS - HELP ADVICE NEEDED

    Yup thats for sure. So is Lukes description of the methodology still good for today (his post was very old)? Cheers! :-)
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    RENDERING/ROUGHCAST REPAIRS - HELP ADVICE NEEDED

    Here are a few pics - cracks to repair, surfaces needing new render, flaking paint ... you mention it, it needs doing!
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    RENDERING/ROUGHCAST REPAIRS - HELP ADVICE NEEDED

    Hi Luke - an age ago you wrote your question .. Im facing the same thing now so wondering how you got on and any advice you might have. Cheers - Louise
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    Damp patches on kitchen floor concrete

    So just going back to my original post and taking into consideration that lowering the outside ground is not a possibility... any thoughts on what would be the benefit (besides opportunity to add insulation) of digging down, laying dpm then thick layer of concrete and screed on that, versus just...
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    Damp patches on kitchen floor concrete

    Id be eternally grateful for any guidance and advice .. more than happy to provide pics/descriptions etc. I am getting building trade in for sure, but they each have their own ideas (which often contradict) and I having had to deal with a couple of nightmare builders so far, I need to be a lot...
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    Damp patches on kitchen floor concrete

    Thanks everyone. The idea of taking the outside level below inside level is pretty much impossible around the whole house, though I will be doing something with the patio area to drop it and put drains in .. as you can see from the picture, the patio door (dining room) is approx 30cm below...
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    Damp patches on kitchen floor concrete

    Ive searched this topic in the forums, but all the hits seem to be very old .. so hoping there may be some updated information available. My house is estimated from around 1900 and has everything wrong with it, including quite a bit of movement. One of the endless list of issues is damp patches...
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