Noticing the presence of mold/ fungus on your walls inside your house, dampness on your cornices and floor coverings such as rugs or carpet? Odds are, whether you are living in an older house or not, if the dampness is located down the bottom of your internal walls or on your floor/ coverings, you are experiencing the effects of rising damp.
With salts permeating through this subfloor structure located in Brighton, VIC, it was apparent that there was something very wrong. When viewed from behind the wall, the salt attack was much worse; formations of hygroscopic gel and rust was evident. Through constant hygroscopic moisture (airborne) contained in the subfloor area, and the lack of ventilation, … Continue reading Efflorescence, subfloor ventilation and rising damp | melbournebrickrepair.com
As a result of drilling and silicone injection having been previously used on the above Edwardian brick heritage property, located in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, the failure of the process is evident in that, rising damp has still occurred despite the previous owner’s intent in trying to fix the issue. Despite the effort in … Continue reading Edwardian Brick: Rising Damp and Silicone Injection | Damp Course Installation Melbourne
Physical barriers such as lead and slate were used in traditional damp coursing. These methods were very successful at preventing rising damp. Both materials were largely long-serving due to their individual material impermeability characteristics. They prevented the physical movement of moisture up the wall whilst maintaining their physical state.
MelbourneBrickRepair.com, also known as G.H.Veitch Stonemasons, provide our traditonal techniques learned in heritage facade restoration and apply new technologies in conjunction with these time-tested methods. We prefer using physical barriers in conjunction with hard work in order to protect your home or business. Chemical barriers rely on too many variables. Results are more evident using … Continue reading Brick Patching | Melbourne Brick Repair | Damp Proofing | Rising Damp Specialist
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