Asked on Oct 11, 2016
Damp flaking walls
I live in Greece on an Island and the house is built into the mountain and a roads distance away from the sea... we are not too far up either. When winter starts and the rains and humidity begin, we start having problems with the external walls which are on the mountain side. water seeps through the concrete in the ' basement ( ground level). We also have on the mountain side, again on the 1st Level. Damp rising and dripping wall. What do you suggest is the best repair work that we can apply to this problem. we were going to sand off the chipped and flaking paint and ten apply a sealing agent. Some hardware store owner suggested we put a layer of cork and then paint. Please could you give us some solutions? thank you!