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Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is one of the most destructive and invasive problems you can encounter in your property. There are different reasons for penetrating damp depending on where it’s located. Roof problems can cause damp spots to appear on your ceiling. This includes broken or missing roof tiles, or even burst or leaking pipes in the attic of your property. If you are seeing damp on your walls, this is most likely due to defects in the exterior plaster or brickwork such as the pointing or even an improperly sealed window.

 

Penetrating Damp Treatment

Penetrating damp is one of the most destructive and invasive problems you can encounter in your property. There are different reasons for penetrating damp depending on where it’s located. Roof problems can cause damp spots to appear on your ceiling. This includes broken or missing roof tiles, or even burst or leaking pipes in the attic of your property. If you are seeing damp on your walls, this is most likely due to defects in the exterior plaster or brickwork such as the pointing or even an improperly sealed window.

London Damp Specialist can treat any penetrating damp you may have (or suspect you may have) through our damp proofing treatments, including dry rot, wet rot, and woodworm treatment. If any damp issues are evident in your property, it’s time to call in the experts to eradicate it as soon as possible. Damp can lead to black mould, which is something that must be avoided at all costs.

How to Treat Penetrating Damp

Our experts here at London Damp Specialists will help you identify the issue with a damp survey and then recommend a remedial course of action. a typical approach may include:

  • Repairing exterior cracks.
  • Repair pointing showing signs of ageing and deterioration.
  • Remove any deteriorated plaster.
  • Introduce a salt neutraliser to walls to dissolve salts present from water penetration.
  • Install tanking, a liquid coating that bonds to damp brickwork and forms a waterproof barrier.
  • Apply a waterproof sand and cement interior render.
  • Add a smooth skim coat plaster.
  • Waterproof sand and cement exterior render.

Whatever your damp cause, issue or damage, it is important to fix it as soon as possible, before it affects your property or family’s health further. The damp experts at London Damp Specialists will diagnose and solve your damp difficulties with minimum disruption but maximum effect, leaving you with damp-free accommodations and our 30-year watertight assurance.

The Advantages of Professional Penetrating Damp Treatment

Seeking professional help for penetrating damp treatment is not just a proactive measure; it’s a strategic investment in the longevity of your property. When dampness infiltrates your walls, it’s akin to an unwelcome guest that slowly undermines the structure’s integrity. Professionals in damp treatment are like seasoned bouncers, expertly identifying and evicting this intruder with precision.

Opting for expert assistance ensures that the damp is not only treated but its cause thoroughly addressed, preventing future recurrences. This approach saves time and money in the long run, sparing homeowners the repeated costs and hassles of short-term fixes. Remember, the expertise professionals bring to the table is the difference between applying a sticking plaster and performing skilled surgery on your home’s damp issues.

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