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Drying deadline

Discussion in 'Damp And Damp Proofing Discussions' started by Bennyp, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Bennyp

    Bennyp New Member

    Hello, am new here.
    I'm in a jam. I am in the process of selling my ground floor flat and surprise surprise.. the survey has thrown up rising damp around a chimney breast I took out four years ago.
    My buyer has said they would rather me sort out the issue in time for the completion which has to be before Christmas - about 6 weeks. The curve ball is their surveyor says the process takes 6 months to treat and dry out and that is too long for them to undertake. Understandable.
    Question is, will the sand/cement and plaster skim be dry and ready for painting and can I get it all done in time so that it is looking good and so that I can complete with confidence in the knowledge there will be no come back? I should add I intend to use a Kenwood/Renlon type of company to get the guarantee, or any independent as long as the job is great and comes with a guarantee.
    NB the area in question is 3m long.
  2. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    The guarantee ain't worth the paper written on unfortunately, seen it many times.
    Get a contractor to fit a membrane to cover the damp
  3. johniosaif

    johniosaif Private Member

    I'd cover it with Marmox board and skim ,dry in a few days
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  4. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    Put the chimney breast back sharpish like........job done.:D
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