It is usually the case that we report to you regarding waterproof membranes which have been used below ground as part of a basement conversion project. This article however is going to talk about waterproof membranes being used at ground level.
Recently Scott and Christ Maynard from Lifecote were called out to a project in order to assess the issue of rising damp which was present in an auction property based in Sandhurst.
After assessing the project they decided that they would use Slimline Mesh in order to tackle the problem. This was the first time that either of them had come across the damp proof membrane and even used it. They were pleasantly surprised at the system and extremely happy with the speed in which they were able to apply it.
The plan was then to render the walls however, after inspection by an architect it was decided that the 9 inch brick walls were far too cold and it would be far more beneficial if insulated plasterboard was applied. The Slimline Mesh would prevent any dabs transmitting damp through to the plasterboard and thus eradicate the rising damp problem. Any excess water or moisture would be blocked from entered but would instead be diffused and directed to appropriate drainage systems.
Many people wrongly believe that waterproof membranes are for below ground use only and this most definitely isnít the case. They can be used at ground level and above ground level to prevent moisture and water causing damp to walls, plasterboard and thus this leading to structural damage.
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