Debris clearance from cavity wall
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Building2023
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Debris clearance from cavity wall

by Building2023 » Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:20 pm

Hi, I'm a novice to all of this. I discovered damp in hall and below front room window if my semi.
On advice I got rid of the high front and back steps. I got a damp specialist who said I need debris clearance of cavity wall along front and side of house. He will remove alternate bricks to do this. He'll also lower a small drain at side of house which is flush with brick paving to allow rain water to drain away. He's quoted me £2500. Is this a fair price ? Also, do I need this done even after I've removed the high steps above my dpc? Really appreciate any feedback as I haven't a clue. Thanks

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Re: Debris clearance from cavity wall

by stoneyboy » Wed Sep 20, 2023 10:27 pm

Hi building2023,
Provided the bricks where the steps were have not been coated with impervious paint I would suggest you wait and see what happens to damp levels. It may take a year or so for things to dry out.
Regards S

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Re: Debris clearance from cavity wall

by Building2023 » Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:22 pm

Thanks for this advice. I think that I am taking that wait and see approach. So I'll do that for a while.

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