What is Damp Proofing
Why Damp Proofing is Important
Damp Proofing Wolverhampton
Issues such as damp and rot can eventually cause structural damage to your property, so it is essential to identify the signs of rising damp as early as possible to help prevent any further damage.
If the physical barrier of damp proofing (to walls or floors) in a property is damaged, absent or bridged in any way it can potentially lead to building problems such as:
- RISING DAMP – The capillary movement of water up the walls of a building, which can result in damage to the plaster and internal decorations.
- DRY ROT – Timber with a moisture content above 20% gives wood destroying fungus the opportunity to grow.
- WET ROT – Present in timber with a moisture content much higher than that required for dry rot and usually above 40%.