When a listed church in Saint Peters port in Guernsey was being renovated and turned into luxury apartments, there was an issue with damp walls and salt contamination from the church not being used for a number of years.
The listed conservation specialists did not want dense renders being applied to the lime pointing on the building, so Wykamol stepped in with a design to help to dry line the walls and isolate the dampness using Wykamol cavity drain membranes.
The 8mm stud design allows for the moisture to dry behind the membrane and breathe naturally and to isolate and salt issues from getting into the drylining finishes to the internal of the property.
Working for many years on buildings like these Wykamol have experience in damp related issues and salt problems, which can lead to further issues down the line unless dealt with.
In this instance the membranes are being used above ground and not in the usual below ground application, therefore channels and drainage systems to collect water weren’t required as Wykamol were only dealing with capillary moisture within the masonry structure.
Still, care was needed to make sure the membranes were used alongside vapour proof tapes to seal the wall moisture from tracking into wall finishes.
Not only do the Wykamol team look at basement waterproofing projects, their long history within the renovation industry gives them the perfect opportunity to advise on damp issues for contractors and architects.
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