We own a trulli which is currently used as a
We own a trulli which is currently used as a holiday home. It has been totally renovated and to protect it from damp we have where possible dug insulation trenches around the outer walls as well as put in french drains. All floors have been relaid and insulated but it is built on bedrock and there is of course no damp proof course in the walls, so there is an acceptance that it will always have a degree of damp. Add to this that the rennovation was only completed this year so there is still several tons of plaster and cement to dry out.
I have been given several estimates on how long it will take for the new building work to dry out but two good summers seems about the norm.
Now to lessen the effect of damp on the inside, do we leave a couple of dehumidifiers on inside whilst it is shut up during winter or would we be better off leaving all the small windows open as this will allo a flow of air through the property? My concern with the dehumidifiers is that it could dry thing out a bit too much and bring salts in the plaster/cement to the surface and even cause cracking. We have where possible packed everything away in vaccusacks.
Any ideas, opinions would be much appreciated.