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Damp? Storm Damage? Blocked Air Vent? Dodgy Brickwork?HELP!!

Discussion in 'Building' started by caroline1976, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. caroline1976

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    A BIG help on advice needed!

    My house is a 1908 large mid terrace house. I recently started to re-decorate. 2 days after I emulsioned the front living room and after heavy heavy rains, I noticed 'damp' to the dividing wall which seperates the front living room and porch\hallway The 'damp' is not on the hallway side just to the wall in the living room. I have also noticed the porchway laminted floor becoming a little 'bouncey' when you step in one area by the front door-im sure it will give way soon:(.

    I have a broken metal air vent to the front and decided to clear this out in case it was connected (it was very blocked with litter and soil) and also noticed the guttering was cracked roughly over the area where the 'damp' was on the internal wall, so got the gutters repaired. However whenever it rains it gets damp to the touch again, yet doesnt fully dry even when not raining.

    The damp proof course was done 12 years ago and I cant see damp anywhere else. It seems very coincidental that it gets worse with rain, so I have weather proofed the brickwork upto 5 bricks high from floor outside.

    Photo of internal wall 'damp' showing height of where it looks like water is coming through;

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    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Will my Buildings\Contents insurance cover this do you think??
     
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    Smaller text, bigger picture ;)
     
  4. caroline1976

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    photo updated, if you click on it, it opens larger
     
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