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Shed too close to wall?
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We are contacting the previous owner as they stated they had a DPT done and had the brickwork repointed. They have already advised us the shed was not there when this work was done. We are trying the details of who did this work and when. Do you think we should be chasing up the people we employed to do it as well?
So I'd email her and tell her and tell her you're moving the bricks at the weekend or whenever is good for you and the vegetation against your wall. Ask her where she wants them or tell her you'll put them at the side of the shed etc.
Whilst there check the condition of your air vents and make sure that the ground is below your DPC. If it's not then dig away enough soil to make sure it is.
You may need to go back in the summer with weed killer depending on what the greenery is.
Yes I know it's someone else problem really but it's affecting you more and there are times when the best course of action to remain sane and get it done quickly is to deal with it yourself.
Annie, with Christmas and work issues as well as trying to sort out Japanese knotweed in the garden I have only now just managed to get around to dealing with this. I am going round to the neighbours on Saturday to see if they have moved the wooden blocks. With the deluge of rain we have had in the last month the walls are not looking as bad as I thought they would, but the chimney breast is looking worse than I thought.
When the DPT chap came over to assess after the problems we have I remember him sounding surprised when I told him it was an external wall. Is DPT different for internal and external walls? When I say it is not too bad, the walls are still worse than what they were before the new treatment, but I am taking the rain into the equation for this.
Thanks for your help or if anyone can help in advance