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Internal wall damp proof course

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by 177, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. 177

    177 Donator

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    OK, the story goes like this: kitchen has flooded due to a twofold problem; washing machine malfunction (multiple instances) and overflowing external kitchen sink drainage.


    The drain has been dealt with.


    In spectacular fashion my 'better half' used towels to dry the first washing machine flood.

    She then had the bright idea of washing said towels in the same machine, which repeated its previous offense.

    More towels were used to mop that lot up.

    She then had the bright idea of washing those ones :rolleyes:


    Can you see a pattern developing ?


    The combined results are a stuffed kitchen.


    The washing machine has been replaced.




    Pity it's not quite so simple regarding my other half...


    :shrug:


    The above happened over several days, but the combined effects have been pretty awful.

    Kitchen units are stuffed, lino flooring is out, dehumidifiers and fans are going like the clappers to try and lift the water out of the concrete floor and the lower walls.

    *sigh*


    Going forward I have a mind's eye vision of a 'water trap' where some sort of damp proof course is laid around the internal walls and fixed somehow to the concrete floor and up the wall by several inches. The floor itself will be waterproof sealed and then some sort of flooring fitted on top.


    Not knowing construction at all, that's what my logic says needs to happen to create an edge barrier to prevent any repeat spillage from hitting the walls.


    Is this a do-able DIY project or do I 'get a man in' ?

    Or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

    Thanks for looking :)
     
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    Having seen industrial kitchens, they have vinyl floors, extending a few inches up the wall.They are waterproof. Glue and heat is involved, can`t remember how much it costs, though.
     
  3. sillygarry

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    the easy method is a liquid (brush on) dpm which you can buy from wickes etc then re tile the floor and fit tile skirting to match once its fully grouted you will then have a water proof floor :up:
     

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