I’m afraid that Dry Rot is on holiday – this is Doctor Hindlefokker.
As a convicted chemical damp-proofer, I search for redemption. After all, I’ve specified many, many hundreds of chemical DPC’s and even though I thought each and every one was needed, I stand condemned. There are 20 year insurance backed guarantees in my store; in the dark, thousands of them – forgive me.
Part of my rehabilitation is this blog, where I seek to explain the reasons for this serial offending and attempt to make some sense of my criminal world.
Today I turn to none-chemical damp-proofing; the thinking architects crack cocaine.
This movie illustrates the sort of damp proofing work I could have been involved with, if only I’d known that it existed, or if SPAB or RICS or RIBA could have got to me in time; with counselling.
It involves installation of magical ventilation pots, which even in our British maritime weather environment, will suck any rising damp from a wall – forever.
As can be seen in the movie; shot at great personel risk, in Leeds, you can put them in old walls and new ones, cavity or solid walls, wet or dry walls, under or above timber floors, up to four feet above the ground in 110mm thick brick walls if you fancy, anywhere in fact. This is true damp-proofing nirvana.
Maybe if I had not been seduced by the dark side, I too could have used this damp proofing method, on all those houses I chemically sodomised – perhaps I’d be canonised, not ostracised?
If you can help me make any sense at all of the footage you just witnessed please get in touch. I’m really confused …….