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How to Control Penetrating Damp

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  • 12-11-2016
How to Control Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp can be a great threat to your structure. This is why you should control damp from the beginning. Let's take a look at how you can control penetrating damp.

There are many ways to control rising damp. You can replace missing tiles and slates as soon as possible to prevent moisture from travelling. You can also choose to use spray-on roof foams for your roofs. This can be placed on the underside of the roof. Some believe this hinders proper inspections. But it can significantly reduce the possibility of damp damage.

Moss should be removed as soon as possible. This is ideal for damp to penetrate your walls and cause damage. Also remember to clear your gutters and pipes effectively. If it snows, you should prevent melted water from lying in your gutters and causing rising damp. 

Also look at your wall joints if it is still using cement but it's damaged, try to replace it with a sand mix. This will allow the wall to breathe.

Close any obvious gaps round edges and framed buildings. If rain can penetrate walls, you should pay attention to this. You can install a ventilated dry lining system in your walls to help waterproof the wall. 

You can use colourless-water-repellents too. This is a great idea and is strongly recommended by experts.

ProTecure specialises in professional damp proofing services in Bedfordshire. Contact us for a free assessment and quotation for your home or office.