One of the most environmentally friendly and cost effective but often overlooked systems is the Electro Osmotic System.
Electro Osmotic damp proofing is nothing new, whilst it may appear to be the most high tech system available, surprisingly it can be traced back to the 18th century. The principal was discovered by a physicist called Reuss. Reuss discovered that applied voltage affected capillary action of moisture. Later in the 19th century it was further discovered that water was moved from a positive anode to a negative cathode when an electrical potential was applied. Moisture rises from the earth by capillary action. An electrical potential is therefore developed between the wall and the earth. Manipulation of this naturally generated electric current will depress the rise of moisture. By using natural principles and utilising the effects of electrical osmosis we are able to treat damp problems without the use of chemicals and in an environmentally friendly way.
The system operates well in all types of masonry (brick, stone composite walls and concrete) and despite being in permanent operation the energy consumption remains negligible.
And now for the science bit...
By scientifically reversing the natural process, dampness can be controlled. To achieve this holes are drilled into the walls (from the outside wherever possible) just above ground level. Titanium anodes are then inserted into those holes, The anodes are then linked by a special connecting wire that is 'pointed' into the wall. A very small but perfectly safe electrical current is passed through this system and into the wall. The effect of this current is to reverse the rising moisture down the walls and back into the ground.
We are also able to offer traditional injection systems and modern transfusion paste systems, details are be available from your surveyor who will be able to explain the best solution for your circumstances once he has fully assessed your damp problem.
If you think you have a problem and would like some expert advice why not talk to a fully vetted and accredited Which? magazine TRUSTED TRADER where you know you will receive an honest and fair appraisal of your problem and a highly competitive price if any work is needed!
Whatever your thoughts, questions or concerns may be, everything starts from a first step, the first step in this case is to get in touch, we will send a friendly helpful surveyor to you. You are then free to run your thoughts and ideas past him, he will sit down, chat with you and tell you whether what you want to do is practical and possible, if there are any more practical or cost effective alternatives you may not have thought of and give you an approximate cost for your project. We realise you may need a little help to decide what is possible, so we provide this service free of charge and with no obligation - except perhaps a coffee while we chat!
We have teams covering the north-east however we can also assist nationwide. The areas we cover are shown below:
Covering but not limited to: Bedlington, Cramlington, Hexham, Morpeth, Northumberland, Tynedale.
Covering but not limited to: Gateshead, Gosforth, Heaton, Jesmond, Low Fell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Shields, North Tyneside South Shields, South Tyneside, Team Valley, Tynemouth, Whickham, Whitley Bay.
Covering but not limited to: Boldon, Sunderland, Washington.
Covering but not limited to: Barnard Castle, Bishop Aukland, Chester-le-street, Consett, Crook, Durham, Sedgefield, Stanley, Wear Valley.
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