Victorian House, Glasgow

Victorian house under refurbishment

Before the Dehydration

This impressive Victorian house was in the process of being refurbished and re-decorated, when a professional damp survey uncovered rising damp in the basement.

Moisture map - Soil touching basement wall

Moisture map - Freestanding basement wall

Some of the brickwork in the basement was visibly wet, and there were many salts nests on the walls throughout.

Wet wall section in the basement

Salt nests on the walls

Additionally, the house was located on a hill, which created sideways penetrating damp on the hillside end.

The house has also had long-term water damage because of clogged gutters and drain pipes,  and as a result some of the walls have been saturated with rainwater.

House on the hill

water damage

Water damage from the roof

Under these circumstances, the building being affected by several combined moisture sources over several years (rising damp, sideways penetrating damp, rain water damage), a comprehensive dehydration solution was required, and the Aquapol masonry dehydration system met all the necessary requirements.

installing

Installing the Aquapol system

installing aquapol

Finalizing the installation

As a result the Aquapol system has been installed and the dehydration of this building is underway. The system will dry out the building not only from rising damp, but will also speed up the drying-out of the walls saturated by rainwater.

Backyard view

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The Aquapol Sytem - Results

Here are the results of the first follow-up moisture measurements, 6 months after the installation of the Aquapol system.

Changes in moisture values

Changes in moisture values after the first 6 months

It can be seen, that the moisture values have decreased through all 5 test points [M1, M2, M3, M4 and M5], as shown on the building's basement floorplan.

Building floorplan

The house

The house, with the roof works in progress

The dehydration of the building is still underway.

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