Approximately 1 year ago we had a wall treated with damp proof course injections (silicone I believe) and we then rendered with a mixture including a relatively strong mix of good waterproofer.
After a few months we started to see what appeared to be a recurrence of the damp on two wall corners.
We've now had the company that injected the chemical DPC round and they have found that the plaster where this damp is showing is quite soft. They therefore claim that our plaster / render is deficient as this is coming through from the wall still having moisture in it, and that "good" render / plaster would still be hard and holding this damp in, even if there was rising damp there, so as it's soft then it has to be the plaster / render.
The image below shows this issue. I find this hard to take (partly I'm sure because of the time and money invested and at risk from their assessment) but also because it looks so much like it's damp rising through the corner of the wall.
Should I accept that this is residual moisture, 1 year after treatment, and that our render is definitively at fault?
Edit: to clarify this is a wall between the kitchen and entrance hallway, approx 1m from external wall. Original issue is rising damp - house is from early 1900s so built without a DPC. We are near a river and water table is relatively close.