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Where is this damp coming from? (with pics)
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In my experience houses we have bought/lived in build from about 1932, depending on builder are often built very well and have slate like MPC which is excellent. First time I saw this was around 30+ yrs ago moved to a new house and was doing a total refurb shile we lived in it and we've torn out floor bit by bit and replaced and I decided to double the airbrick sizes, number/capacit etc - it was then i noted the slate-like DPC
injection rarely works as Dozegirls said and good ones will temp work. I'm not sure what the solution is
One of our kids bought a 1960's detached house - no damp whatsoever but i noted to the front the drive, newsih drive and the flower bed in front of the front windows was at, almost at air brick level - we took that down to below the dpc.
Over the years and new drives etc and the way the drives fall, at times leades to drives/soil being higher than dpc and lots of water going towards walls rather than away from it
Did you sort out the tripping MCB problem, because that photo shows wet plaster just where the power sockets are? If moisture is getting into the sockets, it may well cause a short circuit.
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turned out that that particular socket plate had a live wire caught in the screw hole! The wire had deteriorated enough that the bare wires were exposed causing it to short. Complete coincidence that it was that socket, but made it an easy find as that was the first one the electrician looked at!