Waterproofing Membrane Restores Queen's University


As the imposing centre of one of the seven cultural districts of Belfast - the Queen’s Quarter - Queen’s University was originally opened in 1849. The beautiful buildings that make up the campus have generally weathered the effects of time and exposure to the elements quite well, though certain areas had suffered from various kinds of damp.

Queen’s University is one of the leading educational and research establishments in Europe and is affiliated with various associations including Universities UK and the European University Association. Offering a comprehensive range of academic degrees in almost every subject imaginable, Queen’s University ranked in the top 1% of universities across the globe in the official QS World University Rankings.

Clearly, such an important establishment should be maintained in perfect condition to allow its many students to carry out their vital work in a healthy and comfortable environment. Where damp has soaked into walls, a perfect breeding-ground for unhealthy mould growth has been created and masonry begins to look ugly and discoloured before eventually beginning to suffer actual physical damage.

Maintenance staff at the University noticed the problem, among others, and, through main contractor QMac Construction, contacted Eugene Jordan from Premier Damp Proofing. As suggested by the name of the company, Premier Damp Proofing offer a highly-professional service, and choose to work with Wykamol as one of the ways in which they maintain their impressive reputation.

Eugene contacted Andrew Latimer at Wykamol and an arrangement was made for them both to meet with the architect, who had originally specified that a DPC injection would be the best way to repair the problem. After examining the situation for himself, Andrew recommended that waterproofing membrane would be far more effective - in terms of both function and cost - and this was the plan that was finally chosen to be implemented.

Wykamol are specialist suppliers of waterproofing membrane in a variety of forms, each perfectly suited to its particular substrate and application. By ensuring that any water ingressing through walls will be contained securely behind the membrane before being directed to an appropriate drainage system at the wall’s base, the repair has now been completed to the usual highly-professional standard of Premier Damp Proofing.

Though very commonly seen with the term ‘basement waterproofing membrane’, these effective waterproofing devices can work as well above ground as below, preventing the myriad of health and structural problems caused by damp.

Call the expert Wykamol team today on +44 (0)845 4006666 or email salesdepartment@wykamol.com to find out more about how our basement waterproofing systems, structural repair products, timber treatments and mould removal solutions could vastly improve both the reputation and success of your business. Wykamol - with you all the way.
16th September 2014, 17:06
Page updated 16th Sep 2014, 17:06
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