Here at Perfect Preservation we believe prevention is always the best option and we specialise in finding the true cause of damp in your property.
Damp proofing acts as a long term solution to moisture decay, acting as a barrier between the external and internal walls of a building.
Indicators of Damp
The indicators of damp are often not so obvious to spot and can take several years to become visible.
These are many signs of damp to look out for in your home:
- Fungal decay and mould growth.
- Deterioration, salting and blistering of plaster.
- Stained wall coverings, peeling wallpaper and blistering paint.
- A smell of must.
- Damp humid air..
- Timber decay.
Along with aesthetic deterioration, the presence of damp can also bring with it a range of unseen problems including decaying floor timbers such as dry rot and wet rot..
What Causes Damp?
Damp is caused by a build-up of excess moisture within a building. The causes of damp are wide and varied, for example, failure of an existing damp proof course or indeed no damp proof course at all, non-specification replastering and even leaks can all lead to damp forming within your home.
These are the main causes of damp:
- Rising Damp
- Penetrating Damp
- Bridging Damp
- High internal humidity (condensation)
Damp Proofing Your Home
In order to solve your damp problem , a correct diagnosis is key. Our Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment will take care to diagnose your damp problem properly and a damp proof treatment is specified only when it will we verified that it will be effective.