Published: 18 March 2021
Henley’s Response, a refurbishments company based in Ferndown, were contracted by Francesco Group Salon & Academy in Poole to undertake refurbishment work when they realised that part of the salon was suffering from damp.
Mrs A of Henley’s knew they needed an expert in damp issues and immediately contacted Prokil to investigate the potential problem.
Mrs A of Henley’s Response, said: “Prokil are always our first port of call whenever we suspect any damp or timber related issues during our refurbishment projects. They are quick and professional and we trust them to do quality work for our clients.”
Damp Survey Findings
Sarah Bulteel, our expert damp surveyor visited the salon and started with an internal inspection and noted the visually affected section of wall displaying classic symptoms of rising damp including discolouration and decorative spoiling caused by salt deposits.
Following the damp inspection Sarah submitted her full report to Ms A, confirming the presence of rising damp in the property which had worsened due to a flood at the rear of the building. The report also recommended that the client inspect the valley gutter of the above pitched roof, and parapet wall of the adjoining property as this may be a source of the moisture.
The report included recommendations of remedial work to treat the rising damp with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved that would be required to fix the issue.
Getting to Work
The plaster on the affected wall was chiseled off to 1.5 meters high.
A chemical damp proof course was injected into the affected area in accordance with British Standards (BS 6576) code of practice for diagnosis of rising damp in walls of buildings and installation of chemical damp-proof courses.
A specialist membrane was pinned to the wall and topped with plasterboard. The affected section of wall was then skim finished with a multi-finish plaster.
The Finished Result
After installing the damp proof course (DPC) and plastering, the area was left clean and tidy and ready to be decorated by Henley’s Response team.