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Damp...

Rising Damp
This is found in all parts of the UK and is caused by moisture drawn up from the ground, penetrating the bricks and stone in contact with it, then finds its own level. The results are rotten and salted plaster, stained wallpaper and nasty odours.

Lateral Damp
Occurs when outside walls become porous due to age and deterioration. This can happen with many finishes: brick, stone, rendered, pebble dashed or white washed. Treatment however, is simple, straightforward and relatively inexpensive. Lateral damp can also occur in below ground situations such as cellars and basements where ground levels are higher on one side of the wall. For these situations, tanking is usually recommended which involves the formation of a waterproof barrier on the wall surface to prevent damp penetration.

Condensation
Requires real expert diagnosis as it is more often than not confused with other forms of dampness. Usually rooms suffering from poor ventilation with relatively cold wall surfaces give rise to condensation. We have a number of means available to tackle this problem, from internal wall insulation to a Whole Home Ventilation System.
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Penetrating Dampness
Faulty and badly maintained roofs, upper floor window heads and gutters are the major cause, allowing rainwater access to lofts, ceilings and walls. Failure to cure can cause problems such as ceiling collapse.

The Solution...
For rising dampness, chemical dampcourse injection is the most widely used successful method of inserting a dampcourse into an existing building. We may also recommend a tanking system for walls where DPC injection is not suitable. Both systems have been awarded the Agrement Board Certificate of approval - and, being Sovereign Approved Contractors, we are able to offer the Sovereign Protection Scheme Guarantee.


 

 

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