This lovely old building in Buxton had been split into flats sometime in the 1960’s. Around the time of the original conversion an electro-osmosis damp proof system had been fitted. Over time this had unfortunately failed and high ground level meant that the basement flat was getting severe damp on the external walls.
We dug the ground out and lowered it below the internal floor level. A line of drains was installed and the Indian stone patio was laid with a fall away from the building. We used local reclaimed stone to build the retaining wall…the random stone looks great and adds lot of character to what could have been a really boring space.
The walls in the flat dried out really quickly. It no longer has that nasty damp smell or peeling paint on the walls.