Damp question - could an external fence post bridge a damp proof course?

Hello, I'm looking into the cause of a damp problem, and trying to rule out anything obvious. There isn't anything bridging the damp proof course (DPC) except two wooden posts attached closely to the wall. Is it possible that wooden posts attached to an external wall could be bridging the DPC?


  • grumbler
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    Possible, but unlikely IMHO.
  • Eldi_Dos
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    Hard to say, you would need to post more information about wall construction.

    To put your mind at rest you could get some robust nylon washers, cut a slot in them with a pair of snips, undo the screws or bolts attaching the posts so that you have a bit of slack.Then place washers over shafts ( a pair of thin longnose pliers may help at this stage}. once tightened up the washers will hold posts off wall.

    I suppose if wooden dowels where used rather than more modern methods they might attact damp if in exposed position.
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