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3 days ago
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Federation Tuckpointing® have been completing quality repairs continually for over 30 years right here in Perth!
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4 days ago
How to Repair Rising Damp with Waterproof Membranes?
This is a method of treating rising damp particularly on single brick or solid limestone walls or below ground level walls.
In this case, any existing effected render is removed, usually to a meter high, leaving the brick work or limestone exposed.
We then coat the surface with the waterproof membrane before re-rendering over the top. If required, we can apply the white set ready for painting.
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5 days ago
How to Repair Rising Damp on Internal and External Walls?
Rising damp can affect both internal and external walls.
Watering systems, soil above the damp course, or heavy weather conditions can subject external walls to rising damp. Visible signs for external walls include fretting mortar, paint/render peeling off or salt marks on the bricks or render.
The two main causes for rising damp on internal walls are both a breakdown of the original damp-course plus rubble between the walls in the cavity.
Signs of rising damp for internal walls include bubbling paintwork, a damp smell or a watermark.
The remedy for both, is to remove the render or plaster, leaving the bricks exposed, cut out the lowest course of bricks, clean out the cavity of all debris, insert a new damp course, replace the bricks and then re-render or plaster once again, ready for painting.
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6 days ago
Why Cavity Cleaning is Important for Damp-Proofing?
The amount of rubble which accumulates between the internal and external walls can be surprising.
Without cleaning this out, damp-proofing is much less effective as water still has a “bridge” to travel through – this is how the water gets from outside to inside!
When the original bricks were laid, the visible joints (internal wall and external) were finished cleanly. However the joints on the cavity side of the wall were not always cleared, leaving overhanging mortar which over years has broken off and fallen into the bottom of the cavity between the walls. By thoroughly cleaning this out, the damp-course membrane which is inserted into the wall can now be effective.
Without cavity cleaning, the silicone method of damp-proofing is less effective as water still has a bridge to travel through.
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