Damp Proofing In Cumbria

Background To Case Study

Timberwise were recently called to look at a bin store at a block of flats in Windermere. The bin store area is housed at the bottom of the flats and is partially underground.

Our Findings

There was evidence of dampness and water ingress on appearing on one of the walls as a result of an inadequate damp proofing course. The brief to Timberwise was simple – provide an effective damp proofing solution for the walls and prevent dampness coming through again.

Timberwise have a wealth of experience in damp proofing, and as such, were able to specify the correct damp proofing specification for  the job from the many damp proofing solutions we have available.

Our Recommendations

Timberwise specified the Whitewall system combined with a perimeter drainage channel. The drainage channel was used to take away any moisture to a convenient drain off point whilst the Whitewall acts in the same way as a cavity drainage membrane, controlling the the flow of any moisture that may be present. Whitewall, which is a heavy duty waterproof hygienic cladding, was fitted using special adhesive and brackets to all the walls of the room. The Whitewall provided a perfect damp proofing solution as it provided the store area with an impact resistant, dry finish that could not be achieved using other damp proofing methods.

Damp Treatment

If you suspect you have a damp problem in need of treatment, please contact your local Timberwise team on 0800 288 8660 for advice or to arrange a survey. Alternatively, complete the  on-line survey request form to arrange a surveyor to visit your property.


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