Originally Posted by owen85
not following you at all there cuddlesworth. the lady said the noticed damp on the wall,,,,so is it not a damp wall?
they repaired the wall to hide the damp???? but she saw the damp so why do you think they hide it? if its not the wall, theres a serious problem with the floor? not really getting where you get that one from, the beading? beading is most likely there to avoid having to pull up the skirting boards to lay the new floor neatly without any edging showing.
yellow hen, you saw the damp on the interior side of an exterior wall?
a surveyor can use a non pervasive moisture meter kit to read any damp in walls or floors...meaning they dont need to damage walls or floors by tearing things apart. sure next time you go to the house take a photo of the damp and post it here...just post it a different way
The picture was a floating laminate floor, perfect condition. White wall, with skirting and a wooden bead between. The wall has a small amount of surface mould in the corner, but no obvious surface damage, the beading was near black with mold and had the look of untreated wood that was rotten through with water.
I would guess that the DPC in the wall hasn't been breached and the issue is with the floor. The laminate would be sitting on a layer of plastic underlay separating it from the surface underneath. If it's a concrete floor, it should have a gap between it and the wall. Meaning that a burst pipe or breached damp seal in the floor would lead to a high moisture content coming up through the edge of the floor hitting the beading first, with it showing the most damage initially. It would eventually get into the laminate flooring, but that could take a long time.
I'd struggle to think it was the wall, because if you went to the trouble of repairing the damage temporarily you would replace the beading as well.
Either way, it's subjective without being in the room and seeing the damage first hand.