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Damp patches on internal walls...

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  1. tui85

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    DSC_0682.JPG DSC_0676.JPG DSC_0674.JPG DSC_0675.JPG Hello,

    Could anybody offer any insight as to what these damp patches are? This is a 1930s detached property (ground floor flat) that I'm looking at buying. These damp patches are putting me off...

    The property is rendered (lime or cement I do not know) so not possible to the see the condition of the bricks or pointing on the outside. Render seems to be in reasonable condition. Thin cracks here and there but nothing to suggest that a lot of water is getting in......
    There is also nothing against the external walls.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...
     
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  3. KenGMac

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    How long has this property been vacant? is the heating still on or not??

    Ken
     
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    Hi Ken, thanks for your response. Property has been vacant for a few months I believe. As far as I know heating has not been on during this time....
     
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    Human remains walled up?

    Donald Trump partied there?
     
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    tui85, Hi again.

    The reason for the question was that the damp areas could??? be occasioned by condensation forming on a cold un-heated wall.

    There is no indication of rising damp in that the Skirting s are [as good as] pristine, no horror stories on the carpets Etc.

    From what I can see, the damp marks are fairly mild? OK normally "Condensation" in a heated occupied property [generally] takes the form of black mould spots

    Ken.
     
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    Thanks Ken. I thought condensation unlikely as there is there has been no heat in the house for months... Is it possible for condensation to form despite this?

    Considering the rendering seems in reasonable condition,.would you say it's unlikely to be penetrating damp?

    Has anybody else got any idea what these patches might be?

    Thank you
     
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    The multiple location, shape and grease-like appearance indicate mould patches from condensation rather than penetrating damp.
     
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    Yes, your post concerns internal walls.


    ???

    Ken.
     
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    Sorry Ken, "patches" not "latches". (y) Post edited.
     
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    AAAaaa love predictive text [NOT] + Wee typos :):):)

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