Oh flippity-flippty flip. And other such phrases and epithets.
We are part way into Shedquarters' second winter. Last year (2012-13) I had a slight damp problem caused by the ground being wet after the atrocious summer. The ground couldn't absorb the run-off from the roof quickly enough. It quickly dried out. Not a problem (although I should probably put in guttering and a soak away).
This winter I have a different problem. I have rain soaking through the gable end, opposite the door. It's half way up the wall and has spread inside and along the bottom of the wall, through two incehes of insulation and plywood lining, and under the carpet.
As I said, flippity-flippity-flip.
The problem has been that the direction of the prevailing wind has been different this year. And it's been really strong. the rain has literally forced its way through the joins between the gable end panels and just soaked everything. It's not a problem for the shed walls as they're tannalised and will dry out. It's just a damn nuisance. Lucky for me all the power cables and points are on different walls. The problem was made worse as the fence behind Shedquarters, which belongs to my neighbour, has been down for pretty much all of the winter so far. Consequently there's been nothing to shelter the gable end at all.
Apparently this has been a real problem this year, - the change in the prevailing wind. Some people in my village have had their garage flooded by the rain soaking through the brick work.
As with many things I try to look on the bright side. I live on a hill so my damp problems are as nothing compared to the residents of Tewkesbury.
Still blooming annoying tho'.
And I've got the builder coming in again.