Solving rising damp problems at Leeds University - Brick-Tie Preservation Client

Leeds University School of Music and School of English

Solving rising damp problems at Leeds University

Leeds University is one of our prestige clients and we've worked within the campus on various projects.

The School of English is worth a mention because damp was found to be rising over a metre high on the classroom walls and the plasterwork was salting and flaking.

University building surveyor Ed Batty called us in to see if we could help and we installed Safeguard's proven DryZone diffusible DPC cream. Extensive specialist replastering was required too, using Vandex BB75 cementitious tanking slurry on areas below ground.

We also completed two separate damp-proofing contracts recently within the world renowned School of Music. Techniques included Vandex Super crystalline waterproofing on a defective basement slab, in one of the basement rehearsal rooms and Oldroyd XV cavity drain membranes in the historic Harp room and later, in the central instrument store. These areas are home to valuable musical instruments, which are sensitive to moisture, so great care was needed in design and application. A guaranteed solution was essential.

"Leeds University surveyor Ed Battey was asked for a reason to use Brick-Tie...."I can give you five; they're highly competant, provide high quality work, reliable, they never go back on their word and totaly trustworthy" That'll do for us Ed...thanks. "
Ed Batty, building surveyor - Solving rising damp problems at Leeds University

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