All the info Diana has given is spot on. You have also spotted a problem I was going to mention and that is the paint. Bricks need to breath and that is how they dry out from the rain. If you have a leaking rainwater pipe and they get…"
I've checked my paperwork and it's Peter Cox who do damp treatment and infestation (woodworm etc). They are specialists and provide an excellent service. To be honest, I don't know that I would trust a builder. A lot of them…"
Thanks very much for your detailed reply. I've found Terminix online so will contact them, plus others that people have suggested. My problem is a strange one in that the damp seems to be only in the porch wall that divides…"
I have renovated two wrecks of houses in the Bowes Park area in recent years and have had to dampproof both. You don't need a structural engineer - they deal with things like loads and the actual structure of the building itself.…"
We are right in the middle of major rebuilding - as a result of an old lead water pipe splitting three feet below a solid floor with lovely original tiles. :(
So from our experience this week I can highly recommended Zoltan from…"
Some outside brickwork is crumbling in places, which I have been informed is caused by rising damp. Can anyone recommend a builder or structural engineer who could come out and assess it and quote for rectifying it? See picture:…See More