Rising Salt Damp Removal: Adelaide Art Society Building
Many heritage buildings in Adelaide, including the Adelaide Art Society building require rising salt damp removal. The roots of the Adelaide Art Society began in 1952, with a small group of devoted artists who aspired to raise the bar in the visual arts. Their building was constructed in 1878 and was used for many years as a grain store. It was turned into a studio and gallery with excellent lighting, a second smaller studio, a kitchen and a storeroom. There are around 150 members of the society, ranging from amateurs to professional artists. The Adelaide Art Society acts as a hub for activities such as painting/sketch groups, both informal and formal exhibitions and social nights – it has been a gem to the art community.
Unfortunately, this same building that houses the activities of the Adelaide art community was affected by rising salt damp and thus required rising salt damp removal.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, further contributing to the problem.
Situated in North Adelaide, the Heritage listed Art Society Building was successfully treated for severe rising salt damp in both exterior and interior 200/300mm stone walls with DRYZONE.
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For salt damp removal in Adelaide or wherever you may be, contact the Dryzone applicator from your state.