Warmwall offer specialist Damp Proofing Solutions to prevent damage to your property or to fix existing damp problems. The damage caused by damp can be serious, but the cause of the damp is usually obvious and straightforward to fix, unless the house was just built in the wrong place. We cover Portsmouth, Richmond and Twickenham for our damp services.
Damp that comes in through the walls is called ‘penetrating damp’, it is usually caused by faults in the guttering, which is easily fixed. If the damp is very close to ground level then the damp proof course (DPC) might be damaged; some older houses don’t even have them installed. But before getting a new DPC put in, look around the outside of the property to see if earth or badly constructed building work has come up from ground level and is allowing moisture to get at the brickwork above the DPC.
Condensation is moisture in the air inside the house, which can’t get out and leads to mouldy patches on walls and ceilings. This can be fixed by improving the ventilation. With both condensation and penetrating damp, once the cause is isolated, a dehumidifier will help dry the affected areas out before fixing the damage and redecorating. View more on our condensation solutions.
In addition to providing damp proofing solutions Warmwall can help by providing an expert report to ascertain a rising damp problem. Rising damp can occur due to a failed damp proof course (DPC) or the lack of one installed. Rising damp can be identified with a moisture meter or signs may appear visually such as damp patches on wall surfaces. Find out about our rising damp treatment solutions.
Find out more about our damp proof treatment and contact us for a survey.