What damp proofing options are there?
Whether you’re a homeowner or you run a business, it’s important to maintain your property and protect it from the potential damage and erosion caused by damp. Reducing the build-up of damp is also important for family homes as there are a number of potential health risks that come with it. If you’re planning to protect your property from damp, you may be unsure of what exactly you can do. Here are a few effective options that are available to you.
Chemical damp-proof barrier
One of the most common types of damp in homes is rising damp. This is often affected by seasonal weather and is when moisture naturally evaporates and gathers on the lower levels of makes its way up from the ground and through the foundations of a house, often resulting in damp patches at the bottom of walls. A common practice to fight against this type of mould comes in the form of a chemical solution that is injected into the wall crevasse to create a barrier that will stop the rise of damp.
Lack of sufficient ventilation in the home is another common cause of damp build-up. If a house or building lacks the necessary ventilation features to expel heat and moister from the building, it will trap in excess moisture and cause increased damp levels. This is common in houses with tar-based roof felting. Improving the ventilation in your home can help moisture to escape. Specific solutions can include anything from the installation of extractor fans to roof replacements.
A popular product that has been on the damp proofing market for a while is ceramic tubing. There are several brands available but the general concept for all of them works in the same way. The ceramic tubes are inserted into drilled holes in the wall and contain a specific material which is designed to absorb moisture within the walls and allow it to evaporate and be dispersed out of the building.
This is a rarely used method for damp proofing buildings however it is still a potential option if you’re looking to reduce the build-up of moisture in your home. The way it works is by embedding electrodes within the walls. An adjustable current is then passed through in order to disperse moisture. This is a cheap option that requires a simple one-off investment, however, there are many concerns regarding its effectiveness.
Damp Protection Services can provide advice on what your property will require, so call us today on 0161 660 0482 or 07538 463 869 for more details.
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