Penetrating Damp Solutions

Penetrating damp is when the outer protection of the building has been breeched or broken and water can enter the building from outside. This type of damp is horizontal meaning from the outside in. The cause can be a variety of reasons, broken masonry, bad window seals, leaking roofs and gutters to name a few.

 

Damp repair problems
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If any penetrating damp issues are evident in your property it’s time to call in the experts to eradicate it as soon as possible as damp can lead to black mold, which is something that must be avoided at all costs.

Damp Company specialist actions usually start with a survey to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem and then layout a remedial plan in our report to you. Some remedial actions may include:

Repairing exterior cracks in masonry or siding.
Repair of roofing flashing or gutters.
Repair painting that shows ageing and deterioration of coverage.
Remove any defective plaster.
Introduce a salt neutralizer to walls to neutralize salts present from water penetration.
Install a liquid coating that bonds to brickwork and results in a waterproof barrier called tanking.
Applying a special waterproof sand and cement interior/exterior render.

Whatever has caused your damp problem, fixing it as soon as possible to lessen the damage to your property or family’s health is important. Our experts at the Damp Company will analyse and provide solutions to your damp problems quickly with the minimum disruption possible.