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    • Housebuy12345
    • By Housebuy12345 16th May 19, 5:03 PM
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    Damp Proofing - the holes weren’t plugged
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    Damp Proofing - the holes weren’t plugged 16th May 19 at 5:03 PM
    Not sure if there is a better place to ask this but I’ve made an offer on a house and there are holes in the wall. I thought perhaps dry proofing, landlord has confirmed but im lost as to why they haven’t been filled.

    http://imgur.com/RfnxsCa For reference
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    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 16th May 19, 5:06 PM
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    Has it just been done? Possibly they need to dry out first? Alternatively, its a poor job.
    Please dont criticise my spelling. It's excellent. Its my typing that's bad.
    • Housebuy12345
    • By Housebuy12345 16th May 19, 5:24 PM
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    ^nope it was done before 2008, previous owners.
    • SG27
    • By SG27 16th May 19, 7:19 PM
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    Looks like a rubbish job. Possibly have been done on two separate occasions.

    Looks like the physical DPC is at the base of the wall along the bottom line of bricks possibly slate. So looks like the damp problem is caused by the ground level being almost level with the DPC. The chemical injection has probably had no effect, hence it being redone. Fill the holes yourself and dig the ground level down another 150mm if possible.
    • Housebuy12345
    • By Housebuy12345 16th May 19, 7:40 PM
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    ^ is the cellar going to be an issue?
    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th May 19, 8:04 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 8:04 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 8:04 PM
    a cellar below dpc level will always be a problem unless it is properly tanked.


    The walls are holdimg back damp soil so inevitably they will suffer penetrating damp unless tanked.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 16th May 19, 8:25 PM
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    a cellar below dpc level will always be a problem unless it is properly tanked.


    The walls are holdimg back damp soil so inevitably they will suffer penetrating damp unless tanked.
    Originally posted by G_M
    Cellars are supposed to be damp, though, so it's not a "problem".

    They should be well ventilated, that's about it.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • Housebuy12345
    • By Housebuy12345 16th May 19, 9:54 PM
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    Ok. I will be getting a survey done but will this pose any significant headaches in the future?
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