Condensation or something more sinister
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scg1889
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Condensation or something more sinister

Post by scg1889 » Sat Apr 29, 2023 10:39 am

Hi,

In the corner of our wall in our bedroom we have a damp spot. Nothing on the ceiling and doesn't particularly feel wet to touch. We've been in the house 7 years and not had it before but like the rest of the population have had the heating on much less this winter. So wondered if the cold could be a factor hitting hot air as we have an en suite with shower in that room. We had gutters sofits and facias replaced 2 years ago so wondered if there could be an issue with those but didn't have any problems last year. At a glance from the outside all the pointing looks fine, have insulation above it in the loft but can't get up close for a detailed inspection. Doesn't particularly get worse when it rains. Interested in people's opinions as to whether it's just condensation or something more serious.

The first pic is of it at it's peak in winter. It's only the circled bit, the rest below is my shadow ;-)

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The below pic is how it looks now.

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Really appreciate any feedback guys.
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Re: Condensation or something more sinister

Post by stoneyboy » Tue May 02, 2023 8:16 pm

Hi scg1889,
If you have insulated cavities it is possible that the insulation is missing at the top of this part of the wall. This can happen when blown insulation is installed.
Regards S

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Re: Condensation or something more sinister

Post by scg1889 » Wed May 03, 2023 9:55 am

stoneyboy wrote:Hi scg1889,
If you have insulated cavities it is possible that the insulation is missing at the top of this part of the wall. This can happen when blown insulation is installed.
Regards S


Thanks a lot for your reply stoneyboy. Yes the house had blown insulation done before we moved in. What would be the usual solution for this can it be 'topped up' [definitely not the technical term ;-)]?

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Re: Condensation or something more sinister

Post by stoneyboy » Wed May 03, 2023 9:42 pm

Hi scg1889,
There is no easy way to add more insulation. If you can get to the top of the inner wall (above the wall plate) via the loft space, you could hand feed more insulation into the cavity space. This assumes you have not got closed cavities.
Regards S

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