We received approval to use Dryzone in heritage listed buildings and have worked on many since. The biggest being The Presentation House Convent in Lismore which was fully renovated over a two-year period completed in 2014. Dryzone was specified to treat all the walls in this magnificent building.
The Woodside Uniting Church is located in Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The site is also home to a Sunday school and cemetery. The first stone chapel was built in 1851 and another stone chapel with a porch was constructed in 1862, along with the cemetery. The church’s facilities can also be hired for the purpose of funerals, baptisms, weddings, and other events.
This is another old church with rising salt damp problems in its stone walls eradicated using the DRYZONE system.
Damp proof injection
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 more moisture from the atmosphere and draw the moisture into the wall, contributing to the problem.