This photo pretty historic for me — they were taken at the home of a client who introduced me to Nick, in Twoclicks, who wrote our website. So you could say these photos is the beginning of all the problems I have been heaping on moist industry, the house requires damp proofing work and the Consulting with damp proofing experts as well.
What they — be it a house is quite old — solid-walled, brick replaced the wooden frame, and painted in a thick layer of limewash.
Then came the modern man. And with her plastic paint salesman. Who told him his house would be nice and dry in a waterproof plastic mac. What he does not say is that it will be sweating beautiful, and very humid.
When we started to peel the paint off, the water actually ran down the wall behind the paint — you can see in the photo limewash paints, untouched by moisture, and water between it and the plastic paint.
Photographs of them last more small tubes terrible Schrijver damp proofing incorporated into the wall of the people. They destroy bricks, cement it in, and tell you that the water will evaporate. Well cement to stop the water from everywhere. What they do not tell you is that just take paint or cement makes off, it will sort out the problem beautifully. Also do not tell you that after destroying the wall of the hole Registered grade 2, they are, and you as the owner, has just committed the crime of damage to the fabric of the material of the Listed Building.
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We are seeing an alarming increase in problems with old buildings that people are pursuaded to protect. When this crazy idea first started to become mainstream, we shout from the rooftops that it would cause a big moisture problems.
Now that millions have been spent insulation of homes across the country, both internally and externally, Dr Colin King, Building Research Establishment have been asked to investigate. reports about the unintended consequences of insulating solid walled buildings to say exactly what we have been saying.
In theory, a good sound insulation of buildings. In practice, when you put something into the wall, you stop breathing. You shift the Dew Point in the wall. You create condensation. You create a damp wall. This is no different to what dank industry have been doing for many years — tanking wall, apply retardant compounds like tar, membrane, cement slurry — they all stop the movement of moisture in the walls. Isolation worse, in terms of preventing the escape of heat, or alternatively, insulates walls, so cool.