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October 03, 2003

Baths threatened by water

Roman remains beneath three streets in historic Bath were found to be under threat by water leaks. A damp proof course is to be installed which should remedy the problem. I just liked the tag-line.

Stephen Clews, curator of the Roman baths, said: "It may seem odd that water should be a problem for a bath. "But what is happening is a cycle of wetting and drying has developed as the condition of the road above deteriorates and leaks form. Over time salt in the water causes problems with the structure of the ancient stonework and Roman renders," he added.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 3, 2003 08:33 AM