Rising Damp on existing house..Need to find treatment!

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Rising Damp on existing house..Need to find treatment!

Postby Lane, » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:37 pm

Hi....A thai friend with no building experience did a reno on a 2 story teak house and added a big new room to the side downstairs....it's a lovely house but the new room has a musty smell when shut up and a tide line inside and outside the room ...up to about a foot and a half. This room is a bedroom. The room is shielded on one side by a patio roof. The other side is moderately shield from rain. Both external sides of the room are not abutted by any soil build up as there is a good 3 or 4 feet of concrete path around both sides.
The problem is the smell and the tide line and what possible health effects might flow from that...
I have no building experience myself as well. I'm elderly and
retired and have rented the house on long lease...
I would like the problem treated if that's feasible here in Thailand...
The house is in Chaing Dao...about 70kms from Chaing Mai..
Anyone with the time to give advice and maybe phone numbers and names....I'd be eternally grateful...
I have read that injection techniques can perhaps solve this problem....
Is there any firm in Chiang Mai who does this type of work....?
Thanks for you assistance....
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Re: Rising Damp on existing house..Need to find treatment!

Postby thailazer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:05 am

A few questions:

-Was the floor poured on grade?
-Was a plastic barrier used between the sand backfill and concrete if floor is on grade?
-If you place a piece of plastic on the floor for 24 hours, is it wet underneath?
-How much ventilation does the room have?
-Are there pipes within the walls that may be leaking?
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Re: Rising Damp on existing house..Need to find treatment!

Postby Shastadad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:57 am

What do you mean by the term tide line in this context ?

a mark left by the sea at the highest point it reaches on the land

source: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dict ... h/tideline
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