Dry rot? Or efflorescence on plastered wall after damp?

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  1. Mcpuffin

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    Hello,
    Could someone please help me identify what this could be?

    I had a leaking pipe in my utility room- for a very long time. It was under the laminate floor and went unnoticed. This is now fixed.

    In the utility room I also use a condenser, which leaked allot. This no longer gets used.

    Basically for quite a while, my utility room was a pretty wet, warm place. Some stuff developed on the wall when the room was like that, and I don't know what it could be. I have dthe room out, fixed the leak and removed the leaky condenser.

    I have attached a photo of my utility room wall, is this dry rot? Or another leak?!
     

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  2. JohnD

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    what is the wall made of?

    Is there a copper pipe plastered into that wall? I think I can see green in the crack. Or is there a bathroom above?

    show us the floor.
     
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  4. Mcpuffin

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    Hi! Thank you for your reply!
    There is no green, I think that's a spider web& crack.
    There is a small sink below this that can't be seen in the photo so there could be pipes?
    The wall is block, it is the back wall of my house. Yes, above this is an ensuite that is never used (has been storing refurbishment materials, underlay , finer glass etc),
    I've left the house at the moment so don't have a photo of the floor, but it is concrete, and dry.
    In the photo the wall that can be seen on the left is a stud wall from the utility room- utility room toilet.
     
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    No reference point to help , is this a rear single story extension?
     
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    Hi foxhole :)
    Sorry, this is the back gable wall of a two storey extension,
    Thank you,
     
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