Barn - Stone Wall Holding Back Earth
Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:15 PM
The gable end of the stone barn we have just bought holds back about 1m of earth, basically the neighbour's garden. Inside the barn, it looks dry and we have checked the plans for the site and confirmed that a French drain was put in.
That whole end of the building (above ground) has been recently rendered with cement render, that’s all going to come off, but my thoughts were if there was going to be damp below ground, that would either have made no difference or perhaps made it worse. It all looks OK.
I'm checking, but the soil looks well-drained so probably not an issue, but I’d be interested in any advice.
I’m not going to make any attempt to hold the water in by tanking or sealing in any way.
We’ll be putting up 50mm of breathable insulation/board/paint and I’ll ensure that ventilation is OK. The area will be under-floor heated.
Any do’s or don’ts before we start? we have time to change the approach if we need to.
Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:18 PM
Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:25 PM
Biodegradable insulants is a really good point... ta
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