A lime plinth that we’ve installed 7-8 yrs ago, with both modern and traditional tar damp courses. Good to see the salt related deterioration has been contained below dpc. Exactly as we’d planned and not breaching the dpc has reduced maintenance considerably. 👌
Ok so we are back. For now! Until another thing jumps up the list on our to do pile.
We could whinge and complain about how tough a gig running a small business is but we know that you all understand because you all do it. To be honest it’s not always hard, but what we find toughest is finding the time for our Social Media.
We have lots of content, knowledge, tips, advice and experience but finding the time to put it on here - wow! Who knew that could be so tough.
So today we post again, we beg forgiveness, we hope the algorithms still like us and set ourselves a reminder to fill you all in on us. Us being an Adelaidian (probs not a word) family owned small business that treats and repairs a very South Australian problem, Salt Damp.
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Lime render on natural limestone. Match made in heaven 🥰
Whilst passing this 1920s masonry building in Adelaide last week, I was struck by this course of hollow glazed terracotta blocks laid on side. Given that Adelaide is one of the rising saline damp (salt damp) capitals of the world, I shouldn't have been. In the search for ways to prevent salt damp, innumerable materials have been trialled as a damp proof course in buildings over the past century and a half. Some have worked better than others. I'd be fascinated to know whether this one has! At least it hasn't been rendered over or buried by adjacent landscaping!
I live in a 1910 house by the beach; I guess I just assumed we'd have a salt damp issue. Link in bio to watch a #video to learn the results of our free salt damp inspection with Neil from @techdrysa and to find out if fixing salt damp is even that scary. If you’re interested I have a little mood board, planning our upcoming renovation happening at @alkernili. P.S this is my "how much is this going to cost me?" nervous, laughing face 😂
What exactly does a free salt-damp inspection by Neil from @techdry_sa involve? Well, he has been inspecting South Australian homes for more than 30 years, so he's a genuine pro! Lucy had him complete an inspection of her 1910 home, and after just 30 minutes, she had a diagnosis.