Encourage water to evaporate!

One way to improve the condition of the walls of our beautiful old pub is to dig up the concrete and line with a breathable membrane and top with pea gravel. In a previous post you saw the picture of the boys and their jackhammer digging up the concrete.

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We then chose some edging stones and had some local builders bed them in.

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The night before the gravel turned up we popped the membrane down:

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At 8am the following morning we all piled out to welcome the truck of gravel:

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We roughly spread it out with a rake and then last week we barrowed the excess gravel away and finished the job off. Many hands make light work!

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All this efforts should help the damp walls breathe by encouraging the water to evaporate away.

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8 thoughts on “Encourage water to evaporate!

  1. I’m doing something on a MUCH smaller scale at my ground floor flat. Nice to think it seems the right thing to do. Keep going!

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