British Museum penetrating damp repair

British Museum

British Museum penetrating damp repair

Project Description

Location: London
Services: Rising Damp and Penetrating Damp

Home to some of the world’s most treasured artefacts since the mid-1800s, the British Museum is a magnificent architectural feat. With the addition of the iconic Reading Room in 2000, it is one of the largest museums in the world. Such an important curator of world history needs to remain dry and waterproof to avoid risk of damage to the many collections. Following a call to LDS, we immediately found evidence of both penetrating damp and rising damp.

Our course of remedial action was firstly to remove and replace affected plaster on many interior walls, and then repair exterior cracks to prevent any future water ingress.

Saatch Gallery rising damp repair

Satchi Gallery

Saatch Gallery rising damp repair

Project Description

Location: Chelsea, London
Services: Rising Damp

The iconic Saatchi Gallery is renowned as a showcase for contemporary art, with new, unknown artists sitting comfortable alongside their world-famous counterparts. All art needs to be stored and displayed in optimum conditions and so it was vital that LDS quickly diagnosed the problem, found its cause and presented a plan to cure it. In this instance, rising damp was apparent.

Following a thorough survey of the building, all areas of rising damp were identified and the damaged plaster removed. We then replaced it with waterproof plaster and left the area with as aesthetically perfect a finish as the rest of the gallery.

St James Church condensation repair

St James’s Church

St James Church condensation repair

Project Description

Services: Woodworm, Penetrating Damp, Rising Damp and Condensation

This beautiful church was starting to show its age and was in need of some LDS care. Our survey showed evidence of woodworm in the structural timbers as well as penetrating damp and condensation throughout. Not altogether surprising for a building of this age but in need of repair before the damage increased and parts of the building deteriorated beyond repair.

Constantly being mindful of the age and heritage of the church, LDS carefully treated all timbers with signs of woodworm infestation. The condensation had formed as a result of the penetrating and rising damp so we carried out repairs to the failed exterior render. The interior plaster was removed and treated with waterproof plaster, stopping any future water damage and allowing the church to remain a stunning focal point of the community.