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Old 9th July 2019, 10:32 AM
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Is there is any place in Spain that is not flooded at all.
I live in a town that is built on a hill, and we never get flooded. The relative humidity is comfortably low most of the time.

But houses still suffer from damp and mould during the winter months. This is because of moisture generated INSIDE the home - hot showers, cooking, breathing, gas heaters all generate water vapour.

Good ventilation is the key, and cleaning off mould as soon as it appears.

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I live in a town that is built on a hill, and we never get flooded. The relative humidity is comfortably low most of the time.

But houses still suffer from damp and mould during the winter months. This is because of moisture generated INSIDE the home - hot showers, cooking, breathing, gas heaters all generate water vapour.

Good ventilation is the key, and cleaning off mould as soon as it appears.
We don't have mould now that we have stopped damp coming through the walls and up from the foundations.

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We don't have mould now that we have stopped damp coming through the walls and up from the foundations.
After 20 years in various properties and never been able to solve the rising damp problems and being repeatedly told by Spanish builders and various neighbours that it is part and parcel of living here especially in older house and there is no economical solution I would be most interested to know how you have cured the damp coming from your foundations.

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After 20 years in various properties and never been able to solve the rising damp problems and being repeatedly told by Spanish builders and various neighbours that it is part and parcel of living here especially in older house and there is no economical solution I would be most interested to know how you have cured the damp coming from your foundations.
See posts 4 and 5 of this thread.

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See posts 4 and 5 of this thread.
Yes I am aware of those work around fixes but they relate to "penetrating" damp and don't have any effect on "rising damp" or as you say "damp coming up from the foundations". The rising damp will still be there even if masked by tiles etc.

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Yes I am aware of those work around fixes but they relate to "penetrating" damp and don't have any effect on "rising damp" or as you say "damp coming up from the foundations". The rising damp will still be there even if masked by tiles etc.
All you can do is trap it in the walls so that it doesn't come out onto the surface and cause mould. I don't know of anyone who has tried the electrode method of connecting the wall to ground and stop the electric potential differences. That method which does work might not do so, here in Spain, because of difficulties in accessing the walls.

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During the Summit I wrote about one expert Scott Swanson ( Swanson Associates in Austin , TX) said that they use Magnesium Oxide for cement and panels on the walls. You may buy ready panels and cement or make it yourself.
As for mold in home - I found out that we have it in out apartment in the air duck of conditioning ( air force heating and cooling). New apartment manager replaced filter there as usually they do every year but after noticing mold he spread something there ( I was told it is called T 14 spray) . I learned that Mg oxide spray is available too but I already bought one spray with enzymes that kills mold, it is called Mildew and it is safe alternative for chemicals. Experts told that bleach will overgrow again so better not to use it as it is also toxic. I sleep better now and do not wake up too often. I researched this problem and found out that I have hypoglycemia from mold toxicity. I had to take many supplement to reduce toxic effect and protect brain but mold in the air duck was surprise for me. Though expert say it is always there I believed that we don`t have it because filter is always changed. Sure, I will try to reduce water vapor using ventilation but also will have to use spray on regular basis. Best heating is use of radiators not air force heating. I study some other tips on home building with alternative materials now to see if we can built home clean and free of such issues.

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We used to paint our apartments by MG as I remember in the childhood but now it was replaced by other paints that are not protective for mold. It was easy to buy Mg on the market, add water to it and paint the walls and ceilings 2 times. Some people would add color to it but we p[refer it white with some blueish additive.

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