Damp-proofing — Step 1 Smash up all the walls! Smashed up wide angle Smashed up around the back Smashed up kitchen outside bits Smashed up entrance Luckily they plaster them up again afterwards. This is what needs to be done when the damp rises and vexes you, as I was vexed previously. Now I pay, but I’m getting value for money. They leave some funky, trip-inducing chemicals in the walls. The fumes are marvellous.