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does the virginia creeper cause dampness on the walls it covers


By Duarte

United Kingdom Gb




i dont grow it but i dont think it does. if the brick work/rendering is sound then it doesnt cause damage either.

make sure it doesnt block guttering as that overflowing would cause damp.

welcome to GoY too.

11 Oct, 2009


I agree with Seaburngirl - I do grow several different ones, and they haven't caused any damp at all, or any damage to the walls come to that!

11 Oct, 2009


Welcome to GOY Duarte - How old is the building? Rather than the creeper look at your gutters as already said but also your pointing and have you got a damp proof course? Much more likely to be a structural problem such as blocked guttering if you have a problem with the building such as roof, windows, drainage etc water will find a way in. A builder or surveyor will be able to trace the sauce of damp for you.Good luck

11 Oct, 2009


The problem with our virginia creeper was that it went under the slates on the roof and loosened them. The virginia creeper is now no more and it is not a plant that I would recommend.

11 Oct, 2009

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