Rising Damp Internally and Externally

The Chequers Inn was built over a variety of periods from around the mid-17th century until post-War. The Chequers Inn sits in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire and is renowned locally as a fantastic fine-dining restaurant.

Construction of The Chequers is mainly solid floors at different levels, respective of differing external ground levels. The walls are a variety of different construction types, from timber framed with brick infill to solid brick, and a variety of random stone and flint infills.

Rising damp had badly damaged both the internal and external finishes of the structure, and hydroscopic salts were found in large quantities of the brickwork. The Freezteq system was used as part of a large programme for the modernisation works to The Chequers.

Freezteq was the damp proofing method of choice for the works that were conducted at The Chequers, as its versatility meant that one solution was available to the problem that was experienced in the various different structure types.

This work, in conjunction with specified plastering has ensured that the rising damp problem was dealt with accordingly and the walls were left dry and able to breathe.