Dampness and moisture vapour are one of the most common reasons for the fabric of a building to break down.

Dampness and water in a building can derive from many sources, but it always comes with the threat of causing damage to a property and distress to its inhabitants.

Dampness can be seen in many forms, such as:

  • Tide marks & water marks
  • Discolouration
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Crumbling plaster
  • Salt contamination
  • Decayed skirting
  • Mould growth

Rising Damp

Rising dampness occurs when water enters a building through capillary action.

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Penetrating Damp

Water can penetrate a building due to many common defects.

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Hygroscopic Salt Contamination

Hygroscopic salt contamination is the lomg term effect of rising damp or penetrating damp.

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Structural Waterproofing

Structural waterproofing is a long term solution for permanently damp areas such as those below a damp proof course such as basements.

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