Before the Dehydration
Originally a farmhouse dating from the early 18th century, The Dairy House is a Grade II listed thatched cottage in Dorset. The cottage has been affected by various damp problems: leaks from the roof and chimneys, penetrating damp due to decayed pointing, while the presence of cement pointing has only aggravated the dampness problems. The roof has also been repaired recently.
Rising damp has been an ongoing problem to the 300 year old thick stone walls, as a result the interior has been re-plastered twice during the past 5 years. The problem is now being addressed with the non-invasive Aquapol technology and the building is well on its way to becoming permanently free of rising damp.