Penetrating damp is when moisture enters a property through the walls, usually coming in from the side of a property, generally caused by problems with the structure of the property. The results in water entering the home through walls, floors or ceilings, from for instance a burst pipe or faulty guttering. There are many examples of such causes of penetrating damp.
Top Signs of penetrating damp:
- Damage to guttering
- Burst pipes
- Defective door and window frames
- Faulty drip grooves
- Porous brickwork
The signs to spot for evidence of penetrating damp are damage to plastering, water marks and rotting timber. It can often be found on the interior wall caused by damage on the exterior side of the wall.
Although rainwater evaporates from the bricks naturally, any excessive levels of moisture can result in penetrating damp.
You may also experience problems in the event that the ground level outside your home rises above the ground level inside by e.g. a flower bed.
If you suspect damp you need to check the source of the excess moisture on the outside or within the building and fix it. You should seek professional advice from a local damp expert.
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Examples Of Penetrating Damp
Penetrating damp can be both disruptive and expensive to repair, it is important to correctly identify a damp problem before going ahead with a form of damp treatment.
Dampair are experts at identifying and treating penetrating damp. If you suspect a damp problem within your property, call 0800 193 3600 or click to find your local damp specialist. With our extended insurance backed guarantees, you will have the peace of mind that your damp problems will soon be over.