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Treating Damp in the Home
Dampness is one of the most common problems that most households can face at some time. This can affect both older properties or newly constructed homes.
The truth is, damp does not choose a particular type of property. In any home, there is a chance for it to occur. Have you been looking for the best solution in fixing your damp problems?
Nothing will be worse than ignoring damp problems. They can usually get worse over time not given appropriate action. One of the best ways to prevent the damp is by having an effective damp proof barrier installed. This is most efficiently installed while constructing the building.
You have to put complete attention resolving the problem. This is in order for you to protect your property from damage. You can then prevent the danger it can cause to you. When you observe that there is dampness on your home, this can bring minerals from the ground. And these minerals can migrate up as well into the wall-base plaster within your lower rooms.
Dampness can actually start the process of joint decay. In order for you to stop the damp problem, you need to treat them quickly. And here is how:
- Physical. In physical treatment, you will introduce a barrier such as dense brick and mortar, bitumen felt, natural or lead slate and plastic. Any of the barriers need to be linked into the flooring membrane at least 150mm above outside the ground levels.
- Chemical. Here, there is a use of chemicals within your walls. This prevents the masonry's micro-porous structure so it cannot take in the moisture. Also, this can prevent the capillary action where the damp will not be able to rise into your home.
- Electro-osmosis. This type of system typically has an adaptive power source called a Control Unit. This is where an Anode is drilled and set up to the external wall-bases then the earth rod.
- Schrijver system. This system is applied by inserting some special devices. These are placed on your wall that can create the cold spots to where the water is drawn.
- Palliative measures. Here, there is a need in creating a new inner skin with the damp membrane. These are then installed in a vented space between the damp old and the stud new inner wall.
- Venting. You have to change your lifestyle patterns. Open windows while taking a shower or cooking. You can provide your home with better insulation as well as improving your venting and heating.
Ask Aquafoss for advice on how to damp proof your home. Each property is different. So we will inspect your home or business and offer the most cost effective solution.
Call today on 01525 374406 or complete our contact form with any enquiry.
Do you need damp proofing? Read our Guide to Damp Treatment for further information.