Damp proofing after a leak
Pictures show before, during and after
Before we start damp proofing.
Upon surveying the job in November 2013 we were advised that this room in a lower ground floor extension had suffered a leak from the pitch roof above it. It was determined that the flashing had failed and that the repair work to the flashing had been completed. The owner explained to us that the affected areas were taking too long to dry out as they wanted to sell the property and asked if we could fix it. Simply put, yes. We can't speed up the drying out of the wall but what we advised them that we can provide a wall covering that will allow the wall to breath without affecting the interior of the flat.
During the process
We started by removing all of the plaster and render and got the room stripped back to brick, including removing the sockets and radiators. From here we simply applied the Oldroyd Xp cavity membrane system. We then lined the room with 'dot and dabbed' plasterboards, applied finish coat plaster, re-decorated the room and re-fixed the radiators and sockets. In addition we added new skirting boards as the old ones were MDF and didn't survive the damp.
The customer was delighted and got a fairly swift sale on the property after that, which no doubt included the mention of our 15 year Damp free guarantee in the sales process. We were pleased that we managed to achieve the finished product for the same price that another local damp proofing company had quoted, although their quote did not include any decoration works, or new skirting boards, or removal and replacements of the sockets and radiator. Overall we're delighted, affordable damp proofing is here to stay.