Published: 21 November 2022
Mr M, a homeowner in Bournemouth, reached out to Prokil looking to protect the walls in his living room and hallway from damp, mould, and rot.
Upon surveying the property, we decided that the best course of action would be to inject a chemical damp proof course (DPC) within select walls of the hall and lounge and layer with a damp proofing membrane. This would prevent condensation from seeping into the walls, which could lead to damp problems in the future.
Before we began, the client’s third party removed the skirting boards and chiselled off the plaster in the areas we would apply the membrane (at least 1m high).
To reduce the risk of damage, all items were removed from the area where works were to be carried out. The client also ensured all first fix plumbing and electrics were already in place.
Work carried out:
Once all preliminary work was carried out, we began by injecting a chemical DPC internally in accordance with British Standard BS6576.
Next, we pinned a specialist waterproof membrane to the walls that had been cleared by the client’s third party. We also installed a lath that would act as a groundwork for the plaster.
Once the membrane was in place, the walls were ready for the client’s third party to conduct the dry-lining and plastering work.
At the end of the treatment, all debris was removed and the site was left tidy and ready for the next step in the process to go ahead.
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When you choose to work with Prokil, you can expect a friendly, professional service that will deal with your damp problem quickly and thoroughly.