Fix Rising Damp & Proofing
A rising damp issue definitely calls for the services of a professionally qualified rising damp specialist; trying to do a quick fix on your own by painting over the area is going to be a very short term ‘cover-up’ that will just make it more expensive to repair later, when what you really need you need to do is allow a professional to offer an effective solution that will last.
Painters Somerset West has sourced reputable, trusted and reliable damp specialists, and via an easy online form, will make sure you receive 3 quotes from independent contractors to make it easy for you to find the best damp specialist to do a thoroughly professional inspection.
Only a registered damp specialist will be able establish exactly where the issue may be, which could be any one of the following:
Lateral damp: this is caused by water penetration in the absence of a damp-proof membrane (DPM), which is a material that should be applied to prevent moisture transmission, inadequate cement in the plaster mix, bad brick jointing or the use of water absorbent bricks and paint that has been applied before the plaster is properly dry, among other causes.
Lateral damp is going to show up as plaster and paint coverings that are beginning to deteriorate, green algae or damp brown patches, but again, it is going to take a damp specialist to determine the exact cause of any lateral damp!
Vertical damp: vertical damp occurs when water seeps into the masonry from balconies above the ground floor or through the roof.
Condensation damp: this is caused by extreme temperature differences between the interior and exterior surfaces, and also through insufficient ventilation. If there is a pre-existing defect in the waterproofing system that has been used on your property it is going to make condensation damp a lot worse.
Even if you just suspect that you may have a rising damp issue, a survey by a damp specialist will identify whether in fact you do have an issue that needs to be addressed, and through experience, be able to recommend the best course of action to combat rising damp.
The longer you ignore any damp issues, the more expensive it will become to rectify, which makes calling in a damp proofing specialist to do a survey as soon as you notice the signs essential, this is ultimately going to save you a lot of money in the long run.
There are a few things you can do yourself every couple of months just to ensure that you have covered all the bases where damp issues can begin, such as keeping your gutters and downpipes free of debris. Keeping an eye out for slipped tiles, cracks in the stonework or checking for any deterioration of the mortar between brickwork will also go a long way to ensuring that your property remains in a healthy state.
Avoid letting your residential or commercial property become a sponge that will soak up water and cause long term issues by contacting Painters Somerset West for 3 quotes from highly rated and trusted damp proofing specialists!