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Penetrating Damp

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Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is quite common in homes. It's usually found on the outside walls of your house. Let's take a look at how you can effectively identify and remove penetrating damp from your home.

Damp is a quite common problem for many homeowners. You can leave a lasting stain on your wall and also a very unpleasant smell. There are different types of damp that you should be aware of. This includes condensation, rising damp and penetrating damp.

Penetrating damp is usually caused by plumbing or balding issues. It can be as a result of defective pointing as well as a damaged water system. Broken pipes, also cause penetrating damp.

Issues which cause penetrating damp include:

  • Older properties without a cavity wall
  • Roof or gutter problems
  • Rainwater saturation
  • Bad weather

You can notice penetrating damp as watermarks appearing on the masonry. It will also lead to damaged plaster. It can lead to the growing of black mould and have a very musty smell.

Penetrating damp is most common in older properties. This is because older homes are built with solid walls. Newer properties are built with a cavity between the walls. This offers protection against penetrating damp.

This can be a problem for properties located in an area exposed to extreme elements. It also can effect parts of a building which are more exposed to the weather and rainwater such as the roof.

To fix the problem he must first identify the source of moisture. Once that has been fixed. You should repair your plaster, as well as any damage to your customers. You can consult an expert to provide you with a professional penetrating damp treatment.

ProTecure specialises in penetrating damp problems in Bedfordshire. For more information about our services, phone us at 01234 365544.