Prokil were recently approached by the main contractor undertaking restoration work for the Local Liberal Club in Seven Oaks, Kent. Their main concerns were potential damage due to decorative spoiling along the external walls. Our team of specialists were confident that we could offer effective damp treatment, not only to improve the overall aesthetic of the facility but also its structural stability.
Damp Survey Findings
Once we were given the details of the problem, we arranged a no obligation survey with the team at the Liberal Club. One of our qualified damp surveyors attended the facility to carry out investigations into the cause of the problem. From this, it was found that the decorative spoiling had been caused by a historic gutter leak. As this leak worsened over time, it contributed to penetrating damp.
Due to the leak, water containing salt and minerals migrated through the walls and caused the plaster to become contaminated. As a result, we determined that penetrating damp treatment with a damp proof course was the most appropriate solution to remove existing damp and prevent further issues arising in the future.
Getting to Work
Shortly after we completed the survey, our fully trained damp remedial experts returned to carry out the work. For treating penetrating damp walls, we removed any affected plaster work, injected a new chemical damp proof course and pinned a cavity drain membrane into the wall. This will prevent moisture passing through the walls in the future, eradicating the opportunity for damp and decorative spoiling to occur. We also adhered plaster board to the membrane and finished with a plaster skim top coat to improve the overall finish and aesthetic of the walls.
The Finished Result
Once the penetrating damp treatment was complete, our team and the contractor at the Liberal Club felt confident that the penetrating damp issue was fully eradicated. Not only do the walls look much better, they are also fully protected for years to come. At Prokil, we offer a 20 year guarantee on any damp treatment work carried out to give you complete peace of mind.
For more information about our damp proofing in Tunbridge Wells, get in touch with our friendly team at Prokil. Call us on 0800 048 9488 to enquire or book a free*, no obligation survey.