Rising Damp

This is a condition where ground water is drawn upwards through direct contact with bricks and mortar.
Water rises by capillary action where inadequate or damaged damp proof courses are present in the walls of the home.

Descending Damp

This can be associated with broken, missing or slipped tiles, leaking parapets, leaking showers, leaking balconies or poorly waterproofed windowsills or tops of walls. Descending damp usually appears as bubbling paint or damp stains to ceilings and walls.

Lateral ( Penetrating) Damp

Lateral damp penetration is a cause of penetrating damp. This occurs when the external ground level is higher than the building so moisture is able to penetrate the walls. Penetrating damp is usually classed as any kind of water that makes it’s way in from the outside
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Damp Cause Analysis

Dampfinda assesses & Repairs the cause of the damp

                   Dampproofing Do’s & Dont

Dont's

  • Scrape and paint
  • Apply a waterproofing product on the wall to the height of the damp, as the damp will rise above the waterproofing and create a bigger problem.
  • Do only one side of the wall.

Do's

  • Remove contaminated plaster to plus minus 200mm above the damp to dry brick.
  • Inject a new dpc and waterproof below/above the new DPC.
  • Waterproof both sides of the wall where possible, and re-plaster with a salt retarding plaster.

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What health problems does black mould cause?

Toxic black mould, or Stachybotrys chartarum, as it’s known to scientists, can release spores as it feeds on organic materials in common household materials like drywall, carpet, insulation or sub-flooring that have been exposed to moisture. These spores, if ingested or inhaled, can cause a range of unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms in humans.

What are Salts

Its Not the moisture which causes damage in the walls/plaster, but the salt contained int the moisture. Building materials such as sand, cement, brick and water cantain a variety of salts . Damp is the vehicle but salts are the driver, and do ther damage and have to be removed if a permanent solution is to be found

Buying a New Home  ?

Take a moment and make sure that there is no damp present, some sellers go to great lengthens to hide the damp.

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