Glasnevin Chapel, Dublin
The mortuary chapel in Glasnevin Cemetery was designed by James Joseph McCarthy RHA (1817-1882), an admirer and follower of Augustus Pugin. It replaced an earlier chapel built in 1842 which had been designed by the original architect of the cemetery Patrick Byrne (1783-1864).
We were challenged to assess the Mortuary Church on the Grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery and to provide a solution for the chronic rising damp on the internal walls of the Church.
Testing samples were taken from the structure at Glasnevin and diagnostic research indicated a serious problems related to capillary rising damp. PROTECTiT SRD system was installed in early August 2017. .
Results: Decrease in dampness of over 70%
Glasnevin Trust contacted us 6 weeks after installation of PROTECTiT SRD device to request that we re-visit the church to see the results first hand.
Following this successful installation of PROTECTiT SRD, the Glasnevin Trust have installed a second unit in the Mortuary Church which now sees all the floor area of the church covered.
The Pictures below illustrate the reduction in dampness and unsightly salt deposits after 6 weeks
When presented with the PROTECTiT SRD I have to say I was sceptical, to say the least. The PROTECTiT team started to impress me with a scientific approach, the analysis was so detailed and accurate, all of the tests were carried out and presented very quickly. But what really surprised me and my colleagues were the instant results within 4-6 weeks of the installation. I have now installed the second unit in the Church and another one in the Tower.