Lectros osmotic


Postby Ktay » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:18 am

Hi, i am currently stuck in limbo, we have just had a survey completed on a mid terrace house and the report has come back with rising damp on joining wall, and other walls, roughly about 10-15 meters would need treatment. They say in quote 'remove skirtings, hack plaster 300mm, drill n inject chemical damp proof course, re-plaster incorporating waterproof agent, supply n fit new softwood skirting, skim finish' estimated work £700. I am wondering if that sounds reasonable or if it is worth/possible to have the lectros electro osmotic damp proofing fitted. Don't know cost of lectros, was wondering if anyone has any advice, thankyou.
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Postby knocks » Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:30 pm

Hi, Same situation as you really, in process of purchasing a mid terraced 100 year old house but survery bought up damp on alot of internal and external walls! Had another report done by an expensive but reputable company and they advise these sort of houses really benefit from electro osmosis treatment and is the best way to go. Injecting into old brick etc doesn't really work alot of the time apparently! It cost pennies to run and they offer a 30 year guarantee but lasts longer. The cost is £2.250 but if it is a long term home well worth it and without alot of mess hopefully. This quote comes from the midlands so don't know if it is more expensive down south.
Hope this helps good luck.
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Postby Perry525 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:01 pm

The type of house you describe built in the 1880's was built of porous bricks, tiles, whatever. The builders did not have todays waterproof materials. These houses were built damp, very often with lime that can take years to dry out and on some very thick walls never do.
Keeping this in mind, is your house really damp? Or is it just someone's opinion? There are a lot of people about who make money out of finding damp. And then charging the earth to put it right. Most building materials, well clay based, always have a degree of damp.
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Postby Dampee » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:37 pm

knocks wrote:Hi, Same situation as you really, in process of purchasing a mid terraced 100 year old house but survery bought up damp on alot of internal and external walls! Had another report done by an expensive but reputable company and they advise these sort of houses really benefit from electro osmosis treatment and is the best way to go. Injecting into old brick etc doesn't really work alot of the time apparently! It cost pennies to run and they offer a 30 year guarantee but lasts longer. The cost is £2.250 but if it is a long term home well worth it and without alot of mess hopefully. This quote comes from the midlands so don't know if it is more expensive down south.
Hope this helps good luck.
I have recently tried to claim for recurrence of rising damp, but was told that Lectros was taken over by Wykamol in 1997 and they no longer have anything to do with the old company, and are not responsible for their work. The people who now own Lectros Guarantee Co Ltd have now dissolved the company. The 30 year warranty in not worth the paper it's written on. [/quote]
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