Many of us will, unfortunately, experience damp in our homes at some point. Damp proofing helps keep your property is in its best condition and prevents health issues that can occur from being in a damp home. This ensuring that you and your family stay safe and healthy.
Aquafoss are a family run business that specialises in damp proofing. Our team can provide the necessary expertise and equipment required for you to prevent damp in your property. To learn how we can help you with damp proofing or to get a quote, contact us today on 01525 374406.
What Is Damp Proofing?
Damp proofing is a protective process that involves preventing moisture transmitting into the walls and is commonly necessary if a property has damp rising from the ground or entering through the walls from below the ground. Damp can be a serious problem if not dealt with quickly and efficiently and can go from a minor concern to a large-scale issue very quickly.
There are a number of advantages to damp proofing your home. One of the biggest being that it will prevent further possible damage to your properties walls and building structure alongside benefits that are not obvious to the eye such as preventing potential dangers to the health and safety of the occupants.
Damp in buildings can cause a number of issues and it is important that these are prevented, some of these include:
- Damp patches
- Electrical failure
- Mould growth
- Damp musty smell
- Wet rot
- Damp plasterwork
- Visible water damage
- Cold and uninhabitable rooms
The Most Common Causes Of Damp
There are three main types of damp; rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation damp. These are extremely common in residential properties and different types of damp will require different types of treatments. It is extremely important you are able to determine which type of damp is affecting your property.
Rising damp results from moisture that is drawn up from the soil in the ground and works its way up the walls. Signs usually include; plaster that is rotting or damp, floor coverings that are wet and lifting, tidemarks on walls, decaying skirting boards and damp patches on the base of the wall.
Penetrating damp can affect roofs, ceilings and walls and it can happen at any level. It usually appears as isolated patches on the walls and predominantly happens in areas exposed to severe weather conditions. Signs are usually damp patches that grow in size when exposed to more water such as heavy rain.
Condensation damp is the result of excess moisture in the air that combines with a cold surface such as a wall. Signs usually include; mould growth, tiny drops of water appear, cold spots in corners, discolouring of window panes and streaming windows and walls. Condensation damp commonly occurs in places where the air is still, such as behind furniture and corners of rooms.
What Is A DPC (Damp Proof Course)?
A damp-proof course is a barrier built into the walls of a property and helps to prevent damp rising from the ground and up through the walls. Take a look at our damp proofing guides featuring a wide selection of topics to keep your property in the best condition.
For more information and advice on how to damp proof your home, get in touch with Aquafoss today. All services will be organised at a suitable time for you and with minimal disruption. Call us on 01525 374406. Alternatively, fill out our contact form to make an enquiry or send an email to email@example.com.
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