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Preventing Damp on Walls

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  • 04-12-2017
Preventing Damp on Walls

Preventing Damp on Walls

In each type of damp proofing problems, there is always the best solution for your situation. And, it will be perfect for you to identify first the type of problem you need to solve. 

If you do this, you will be able to save time, energy and money. You will not be able to fix the problem without knowing the root cause.  It will just be a big waste of time and money otherwise. So, if you have a damp problem on your walls, make sure that you will have the appropriate action and treatment.

 Damp on walls can be one of your life's nightmares. No matter what effort you are exerting, the damp on walls keeps coming back. If you don't go deal with it, you might wake up one day having more serious problems.

Here, you will be able to discover the best means for identifying whether your home is suffering from damp on walls. 

External pipes

Rubbish and building debris being jammed to your external drainage can seriously cause you back up and potential problem. So, it is necessary for you to keep your external drainage clear or free from anything that can cause a blockage.


You may check whether your gutters that are full of leaves and the water is continuously dripping down the brickwork. As you check the bricks, you may see the white power which can internally manifest or blow the paint or plaster. So, the next thing for you to do is to clean out your gutters and test them to ensure that there will be no water dripping outside your property.

Toilet or boiler

The overflow on toilets and boilers commonly causes damp to occur in properties. If these are not discovered it can be the cause for damp on walls and into higher levels internally. In a multi-storey property having an active overflowing pipe, you can see a damp externally prior when entering your property. So, you have to something to stop the discharge in order for you to stop the problem.


You can get rid of soil by simply digging it away from the walls. Another problem that you may encounter is damp cellar connected to damp on walls. In this case, you can always dig the soil away from your walls in order for your treat the issue.

You can never predict which building will encounter damp on the walls.  But if you know how to identify and handle them, you can easily manage any associated problems.

Do you need damp proofing? Read our Guide to Damp Treatment for further information.