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Penetrating Damp

Have you noticed patchy black mould appearing on an internal wall? Or a watermark has suddenly appeared on the masonry?  Patchy black mould, watermarks, damp musty smell, and damage to roofing and timber are all signs of a penetrating damp problem.

Let Preservit Ltd. conduct a damp proofing survey and help you determine what might be saturating your walls with water.Depending on the underlying cause and the extent of damage, we will then employ a suitable damp proofing treatment to prevent future moisture from penetrating into your property.

What is Penetrating Damp?

Penetrating damp

Penetrating damp, which is also known as ‘rain penetration’, lateral penetration of damp through walls, roofs, windows, or doors.If left untreated, this can lead to more severe issues, such as wood rot, frost damage, and unsightly water marks on internal and external walls.

What Causes Penetrating Damp?

From leaking pipes to cracks in external walls, penetrating damp can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Defective roof coverings
  • Poorly installed windows and door frames
  • Cracked brickwork
  • Defective guttering and downpipes

How to Treat Penetrating Damp?

Identifying and fixing the source of moisture is the first step in the treatment of penetrating damp. For this purpose, a thorough damp penetration survey should be performed by a professional experienced at treating penetrating damp problems.

Once the source of moisture has been identified and fixed, necessary corrective treatments should be performed to repair any timber or plaster damage.

Speak to a Penetrating Damp Specialist

Since a water penetration problem can be caused due to a variety of reasons, it is best to leave it to the specialists. At Preservit, we have been treating penetrating damp problems for more than 40 years and have developed the expertise required to precisely locate the problem.

When you choose Preservit as your preferred provider, our trained damp penetration surveyors will visit your home and conduct a thorough survey to determine if your property is susceptible to dampness. From water absorbency test to roofing and brickwork inspection, we will use a variety of methods to identify and rectify the root cause.

Once the underlying cause has been eliminated, we will use our tried and tested damp proofing treatment techniques to prevent moisture from seeping into the walls and damaging the safety and visual appeal of your home.

We will replace damaged plaster with a special damp-resistant plaster, as well as apply fungicidal treatment to prevent timber rot.  To help you feel more confident about your choice, we also offer a 20-year guarantee, assuring you that you’re water penetration tissue has been eradicated completely.

To schedule a penetration damp survey, please call us at 01902 742461.