First time poster, advice appreciated. I have a 1930s cottage which has been fully refurbished. Unfortunately, a rising damp problem that we thought was confined to one room and which we thought could be dealt with is spreading to all the bedrooms.
Long story short, I'm looking at lectros/electro osmosis to solve the problem, had a guy down to survey the place and (well, what a shock) he agreed that it would be just the job. I'm planning on getting the system installed from the outside in, as I don't want to be ripping the place apart inside as it's just finished.
Anyway, the website says it's €35 per linear metre. I'm not precisely sure how far all round my house is but know for a fact it is less than 50 metres. So I thought I was looking at a price of around €1800 before VAT. Today I get a quote for €3,500
Phoning the guy, he claims it's because he will need to use 70 metres of the titanium for the house as the walls are thick and a it has to be inserted at various points and a metre won't stretch a full metre. He also says there's extra because it is outside and there's extra work with the plaster, etc.
Has anyone else has this done or do this work, and do his excuses/claims ring through? I got him down to €2800 cash but I'm still not happy with it. Am I being ripped off or just paranoid? Another company I contacted today quoted €2,000 but I don't know their work and I do know this guy's.