Rising damp concerns

Gemma Heeley

New Member
Hi, I bought a new build 30th October 2020 and noticed the outside bricks are wet and above the damp course. I have raised my concern to the developers who tell me it’s not a concern as it has got double damp course so nothing to worry about. I am worried as I thought the dpc was to stop the wet going above it. Please can anyone help with this as I have no idea how it all works. I have attached a picture of the bricks.
Thanks
 

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Makebetterhomes

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hi case of short on space limits good design so yes its good that they installed a second dpm ....but it means those bricks below in winter or after heavy rain are always going to look wet

check bricks under dpc are suitably rated and the mortar is a darker colour ....different mix for underground and wet conditions )
 

Gemma Heeley

New Member
hi case of short on space limits good design so yes its good that they installed a second dpm ....but it means those bricks below in winter or after heavy rain are always going to look wet

check bricks under dpc are suitably rated and the mortar is a darker colour ....different mix for underground and wet conditions )
Hi, thanks for your response all of it looks like a dark green colour. All the houses on the same side seem to have the same even the show home which as nothing to the side of it. That one has wet bricks up to the gas n electric meters on the wall.
 
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