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.