Our family recently viewed a house that is supposedly built out of wattle and daub. What we lack, though, is some experience to tell if there are problems to consider, so I was wondering if anyone could help. The idea is to use a natural plaster on the outside anyway, but we just would like to make sure it's worth getting it.
I attached two pictures that are concerning. One with weeds growing underneath and two anothers with discoloration on the exterior wall.
Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
Can you see if that layer has cement in it?
Cement ruins wattle and daub because it interferes with the movement of moisture, causing damage.
Discolouration is not an issue, when you mix batches mistakes occur.
What is the climate where this house is located?
Does water have the ability to drain away from the house?
John Daley Bendigo, Australia
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The house is located in 8a/8b zone in the southern France.
This house has a few drainage gutters.
While visiting the house we couldn't see the foundation and the agency isn't aware of what it could be. And we wouldn't be able to tell if there is any cement involved. However, garage that is adjacent to the house has a concrete floor.
Also this house was built in 2006, so I guess any issues would be apparent at this point? or not necessarily?