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    Can removing cement ‘waterproofing’ actually dry out your home?

    Cement render is often applied in an attempt to ‘waterproof’ or tank a wall. On this house the back walls have been rendered both externally and internally in places. As you will see, there is convincing evidence that this has actually been trapping moisture, one way or another. To give context, this is the room in question… Before (14/08/2015) : During (01/08/2017) – having removed a mixture of lime plaster, gypsum & cement : After unblocking fireplace, replacing damaged bricks & slumping arch, applying 3 coats of limewash to walls & repointing chimney breast with lime putty mortar (09/08/2017) : You can see exactly how the limewash reveals the problem…