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Damp Proofing

Rising Damp Treatment

Rising Damp is the vertical flow of groundwater through a permeable wall. The water rises through a series of interconnecting pores by a process loosely called ‘capillarity’ in other words porous masonry acts like wick.

Causes of rising damp is due to some of these factors; Slate DPC prone to damp from vibration and can deteriorate with age, becoming friable/brittle especially during the winter months. Lack of DPC at construction phase. Bridging of the DPC via blocked cavities, high ground levels and wall plaster

rising damp solutions

Penetrating Damp Treatment

Damp caused by rainwater ingress, due to defective external rendering, perished pointing, defective rainwater goods, defective roof coverings/flashings, Abutting solid structures, (yard walls etc.) and broken or worn out window seals.

Our surveyor will investigate the source of condensation within your property and explore the suitable long term solution. The results and feedback will be provided in a full written report, along with recommendations and details of the cost.

Condensation Mould Survey

About damp proofing

Damp Proofing is a general phrase that refers to a variety of procedures and treatments for preventing moisture from seeping into a property’s internal walls and floors.

What causes damp?

Damp can happen for a variety of reasons, although it is most commonly caused by a failing damp proof course (DPC), inadequate ventilation, or poor property care.

Older housing were constructed entirely of porous materials with no attempt at damp proofing.

How to avoid damp in bathrooms

The easiest approach to avoid it is to keep the room adequately aired by opening a window or turning on the extraction fan whenever you shower or bathe.

Because of the constant excess moisture in bathrooms, damp and mould are very common.

Even if your bathroom has inadequate ventilation, there are still some things you can do to decrease condensation.

  1. Use a squeegee to remove extra water from the walls after you’ve taken a bath or shower. This can reduce the amount of excess moisture in your bathroom by up to three-quarters.
  2. Once a year, use a basic sealant to prevent moisture from leaking through the grout.