submitted by Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney on 16.12.2008
Outside Ayios Haralambos Church, Karavas. September, 2008.
They have just completed inspecting some of the damage caused by dampness in the church.
Theo Kapatanios Poulos is an Executive Member of the Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney.
Outline as to how the damage occurred
A row of large trees had been planted in the earth about 3 metres to the left of the southern side wall of the Church at Ayios Haralambos.
Over time the roots raised the cocncrete slab that buts up to the Church on the right.
This caused water to gather against the lower face of the wall, causing, for the first time, moisture to "capillary feed" to the interior of the church.
This problem needs to be rectified as quickly as possible.
The solution is to break up and remove the concrete slab, and to re-lay the slab in a way that allows the water to flow away from the Church walls.
On the front of the building a "raising" of the entry steps, is causing a similar dampness problem at the front of the building.
It is proposed that both problems be rectified simultaneously. This will require considerable funds.
If you can see your way clear to donate some funds to rectify this problem, please send funds to
Father Panayoti Diakopoulos, Karavas, Kythera, Greece.
Or Contact members of the Karavitiko Symposium in Australia;
George <i>Hihlis</i> Poulos
Theo Kapetanios Poulos
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