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Damp Proofing in Enfield

Do not allow damp problems ruin your Enfield home. When water enters a house, it can eat away at the foundation and develop toxic, unpleasant mould until it is removed.

Damp and Mould Solutions has never encountered a damp problem that we were unable to resolve.

We also specialise in basement waterproofing for condensation prevention, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot treatments, and other moisture management and maintenance to keep your property safe and secure at all times. If you notice any evidence of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Damp and Mould Proofing right away. We are widely acknowledged and renowned in Enfield and its surrounding areas, thanks to our decades of field experience that speaks for itself. Contact us today for a damp survey!

What Exactly Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a method used in buildings to prevent damp from entering properties through floors and walls. Any building, especially older properties built without a damp management system, might suffer from damp-related concerns. There are two types of damp issues: rising damp and penetrating damp. Whatever form of moisture problem your property is experiencing, our Enfield damp proofing experts will locate and treat it.

Can Damp Damage Structures?

Damp can compromise the structural stability of an Enfield building. Outside, the mortar may break, and salt streaks may appear on the walls. When steel and iron fasteners rust, the structure deteriorates. In severe circumstances, the mortar or plaster of an infected wall may break off. Furthermore, moisture has the potential to cause secondary harm to a home. Excess moisture encourages the growth of various wood fungi, resulting in health issues that can eventually contribute to the so-called sick building syndrome. Furthermore, humidity causes plaster and paint to deteriorate, as well as wallpaper to peel.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls moisture by using a separate membrane that is applied to the building. A DPM controls moisture by using polyethene material placed beneath a concrete slab. Water and moisture, such as rain, are protected from structures by this type of covering. It is also made of cement, similar to shotcrete, which can withstand dampness, water, and pressure. The construction of cavity walls creates a space between the inner and outside walls to keep water out, whereas pressure grouting is used to fill any gaps in masonry walls.