Types of Damp
When it comes to damp, it is worth understanding the different types. A clearer insight into these can help you to recognise them and work with damp specialists to remove any risks or damage they pose. At
Damp Resolutions we’ve put a helpful guide together on the main categories.
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. 07885 545737 What Types Are There?
The four main types seen and most commonly treated in the UK include:
Rising Penetrating Condensation Lateral Rising Damp
This occurs as a result of groundwater which has risen up through walls and floors. Even though it is common for some water to come into a building, excessive amounts create major problems including:
Crumbling Plaster Tide Marks on Walls Peeling Wallpaper and Paint Skirting Board Damage Structural Damage Lifting of Floor Coverings
The best ways to treat this include damp proofing, isolation of affected walls, and protection from salt contaminants.
Originating from exterior walls, this form of damp tends to be caused by issues with property structure. This could be anything from a crack in the main wall to guttering which is faulty. You should look out for damp patches and especially those that develop with wet weather.
Additionally, if you live in an older property, you may have no cavity wall insulation which would give you more protection.
This can be an extremely common experience within any home, old or new. It can be made worse with poor ventilation and is often found within areas where damp air is not able to escape (bathrooms, utility rooms etc).
Some signs to look for are:
Musty Odour Black Mould Damp Wallpaper Water Droplets Damaged or Decaying Paint/Plaster
Using damp specialists to resolve condensation problems can save you valuable time and money. They will be able to advise on the best approach and ensure that your home is ventilated correctly.
Most of the time this occurs as a result of moisture entering from an outside source and looks similar to rising damp. Some common suspects to look out for include damp patches, damage to woodwork, mildew and wet plaster.
On top of this, you should keep an eye out for tiles that are missing, gutters which are overflowing, as well as leaking pipes.
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