We specialize in treating all forms of damp and have experience with various techniques to resolve the particular needs of our clients. We can resolve waterproofing problems on roofs, concrete slabs, balconies, showers etc.
Damp proofing is one of the most important methods of keeping walls and structural foundations in good, long lasting conditions. Its main purpose is to prevent moisture from passing through the walls into the interior spaces. Our damp proofing service consist of damp-proof courses, which are used to resist moisture into the walls. Damp proofing will ensure the prolonged structural integrity of the wall.
It doesn't matter whether you live by a river, by the sea, or in the middle of a desert. If your home does not have a damp proof course - or if the existing barrier is old, deteriorated, or in the wrong place - you will get rising damp.
What is damp?.
Causes of damp?
- No damp proof course
- If the existing damp proof course has deteriorated because of age or other reasons
- If the damp course has been installed incorrectly, for example, if it does not cover the full width of the wall
- Alterations and renovations of the building or surrounding grounds if the effects on the existing damp proof barrier are not taken into account.
- You must have a failure of the damp course to have rising damp. Conditions such as wet ground, rainfall, and high humidity will affect only the rate of rising damp.
Damp and your Health
Asthma is one of the most common health effects associated with structural dampness. Asthma is heightened due to condensation, moisture, humidity, and water intrusion, which all contribute to indoor moisture. Mold infestation is a major trigger for asthma.
Aside asthma, other health concerns of mold are infections, allergenic or immunological illness, and nonallergic illness. Asthma is also triggered by the sensitization of dust mites accruing humid, wet regions of a structure.
Another health effect associated with structural dampness is the presence of bacteria in an indoor environment. Bacteria requires water to grow and multiply. Bacteria is a source for the transmission of diseases, therefore putting occupants' health at risk by water intrusion into the indoor environment. Water removal and drying of wet building materials within 2 days will likely prevent mold and bacteria growth, therefore reducing occupants' vulnerability to disease.