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DRYZONE Damp Proofing: Mannum District Hospital

Mannum District Hospital dryzone damp proofing

In addition to schools, many local hospitals contain older buildings which are prone to rising salt damp and need to be fixed with DRYZONE damp proofing. Located on the west bank of the Murray River, Mannum District Hospital is a public hospital that provides critical services including diagnostic radiology, X-rays, CT, fluoroscopy, inpatient, outpatient, same day stays and aged care facilities. All hospitals in the area work together to support the patient care needs of the region, with some patients starting at Mannum District Hospital, but finishing their care at a neighbouring hospital based on their specialist medical or allied health needs. One of the key contributors to the town of Mannum in the early days was a man named Captain Arnold, who provided land for the hospital in the 1910s. The district hospital was then built in 1921.

Damp Proofing

The issue of rising salt damp is heightened in South Australia due to the hotter, drier climate and higher salinity level in soil. Higher salt levels mean that there are considerable rates of transpiration through the walls, and evaporation out of the walls. The salts that remain on the wall surfaces attract additional moisture from the atmosphere and draw said moisture into the wall, which only exacerbates the problem. Situated on the Murray River in South Australia, severe rising salt damp presented a health hazard to both patients and hospital staff at the Mannum District Hospital. The problem was resolved by the successful application of DRYZONE damp proofing treatment. Our specialist team of rising damp technicians were on hand to ensure the job was carried out in an efficient and professional manner that caused the least amount of inconvenience possible.

Did you know?

Damp Busters introduced DRYZONE into the Australian Market in 2003, and since that time, we have treated hundreds of buildings, including heritage listed, with a 100% success rate.

For salt damp removal in South Australia and around Australia, contact your local DRYZONE applicator.