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Shout out to Piglet John re damp

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rockybalboa Thu 29-Jan-15 20:09:03

Hi PigletJohn (and anyone else with a view). We are considering buying a barn conversion which has some signs of damp in one of the window reveals of the old stone barn section. Photo attached. Obviously we will get a full structural survey if we decide to proceed but would welcome any views on these damp patches in the meantime.

Thanks smile

PigletJohn Thu 29-Jan-15 20:26:35

looks like rain penetration round the window. Not condensation. Might be coming in over the lintel. Could be a downpipe. If it is an upstairs room it might be a spilling gutter or roof leak. If the house is rendered, rain will collect in cracks and bubbles. I have no experience of stone houses, try an experienced local builder who will be familiar with local materials and techniques.

PigletJohn Thu 29-Jan-15 20:28:13

p.s.

if the wall is dot-and-dabbed plasterboard (sounds hollow except in the middle of each wet patch) it needs to be pulled off to see what's behind.

rockybalboa Thu 29-Jan-15 20:44:58

Thank you. We shall investigate further...

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