Sydney's stringent heritage laws on some of the cities oldest buildings specify only silicone injection to treat the building's rising damp problems. Small holes drilled into the bricks and pumped full of silicone mean minimal disruption to the wall and a guarantee for over 20 years.
The client was experiencing extensive rising damp in 90% of the total walls of the art gallery. The condition of the walls was an issue during art auctions as well as a desire to keep humidity levels low for the pieces during storage.
The problem had been 'repaired' previously, but during our works, it was discoved essential steps had been left out of the process leading to bubbling and peeling paint throughout.