Damp proofing refers to the treatments that are used to prevent the dampness from being absorbed through the walls or floors into the interior of the property. Dampness may not be very easy to spot in your property. It may appear soon after a flash flooding or it might even take several years before it becomes visible on the walls or floors.
The specialist services for the damp proofing west London can identify dampness problems both indoors and in the exterior of your property, analysing the extent of the problem and find out a most suitable solution to solve it.
There may be many signs that show that a wall or a floor is getting damp such as a damp or musty smell, formation of mildew on walls, peeling wallpaper, staining of the wall coverings, blistering paint, dark patches on the wall, fragmenting plaster, timber decay by wood rotting fungi or the appearance of salt stains on the outside of the walls.
Damp proofing is very important for a property because it works as a preventive barrier to the decay caused by the excess moisture present in the wall or in the floor which could weaken and eventually damage the structure of the property.
Usually during the construction of the property, a preventive damp proof course (DPC) is built into the walls just above the floor or the ground level. The damp course materials which are often made from bitumen sheet, slate or a plastic membrane are usually quite resilient but still can crack due to subsidence or may deteriorate over a long period of time allowing the dampness to rise into the walls.
The damp proofing west London after a professional damp survey by a certified surveyor in the remedial damp treatment gives the best remedies by linking the Damp Proofing Course (DPC) in the walls to the Damp Proofing Membrane (DPM). It helps to seal the wetness in the walls or the inside of the property from the damp or the wet ground around or at the outside.
There may be many treatments which can be considered keeping in view the results by the damp proofing survey specialist such as:
- Rising Damp Treatment:
Generally the moisture of the groundwater is drawn upwards through the building materials like the sandstone, mortar or the bricks. In most cases this dampness is a slow process and might actually be present in the wall since several years. This may be corrected by a damp proofing by drilling holes in the walls. The water based silicon damp proofing is injected through these holes to reduce the movement of the water further.
- Penetrating Damp Treatment:
The defects in the roof or wall tiles, blocked weep holes or defective seals in the pipes can allow water to penetrate or enter the property. The water makes its way into the walls or the roof instead of flowing into the pipes. The penetrating Damp treatment will provide a dry internal wall surface.
The specialist services for the damp proofing west London are very helpful to keep the problem under check and providing valuable treatment to the problematic area giving the property a new and longer life.