Penetrating Damp

Penetration Damp Problems in Yorkshire?

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Penetration damp (also known as water ingress or lateral damp) is the horizontal moisture build up process on walls from the outside to the inside of a property.

Causes of Penetrating Damp walls

  • Rainwater penetration to malfunctioning goods of the property like leaking gutters and downpipes.
  • Absorption of underground water because of high groundwater levels.
  • Degraded masonry (brick and stone).
  • Defective plastering of walls.
  • Faulty pointing
  • Poor drip grooves under window slabs
  • Cracked seals around doors and windows

Problems linked with penetrating damp

Penetration DampPenetrating damp usually occurs in older buildings. But it can affect all properties at any age and any level with absorbent walls such as concrete bricks and stone walls. It can affect the roofs, ceilings and walls.

If not treated on time, penetrating damp can lead to more serious problems like

  • Dry rot
  • Wet rot
  • Black mould growth because of escalated dampness and humidity level
  • Rising heat loss
  • Frost damage to masonry
  • Awful-looking water damages
    • Penetrating damp on interior walls
    • Penetrating damp outside the property
    • Penetrating damp ceiling
    • Penetrating damp around windows
  • Stale mouldy smells
  • Damp wall insulation

Water penetration problems are common among properties where cavity wall insulation is poorly installed, or used on walls that are not apt for cavity wall insulation. Cavity wall insulation helps reduce heat loss through a cavity wall, but, the increasing difference between inside and outside surface temperatures leads to the formation of dew, damaging property by developing damp.

If you are bothered that your property may be affected by penetrating damp, no worries, we are here to help you. Get in touch with our penetrating damp expert team, CSRT Certified and allow them to assist you in determining the best course of action to prevent any upcoming damage. Just call us on 0148 436 7130 or click on the contact menu.

We are PCA (Property Care Association) and IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety) Certified. Our Damp and Timber treatment work comes with a 20-year guarantee.

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Penetrating damp signs

  • Damp patches on walls and ceilings, which grow in size and get darker in color when it rains.
  • Damp stains on external walls, leading to discoloration.
  • Wet, porous, powdery plaster
  • Constant damp smell
  • Signs of black mould – brown, muddy, dark and slimy looking appearance.
  • Dribbling water from walls and ceilings.

If you notice any of the above penetrating moist symptoms in your property, feel free to request a penetrating damp survey from Damp2Dry Solutions.

Penetration damp treatment

Ignoring damp problems for a long time can become a severe toothache for your property. If not treated on time, it can affect your health too.

To solve any problem, first of all, we need to understand what the problem is, diagnose the symptoms and signs.

Primarily, our penetrating damp specialists identify and then sort out the source of water ingress into the property. After that, they fix the damaged goods and property.

For minor penetrating damp problems, DIY penetrating damp solutions are applied.

For serious penetrating damp problems, where issues like black mould development, wet rot, dry rot, crumbled plasters, and increased heat loss occur, our ultimate professional solutions can rectify all of them.

Our ultimate penetrating damp treatments

Damp2Dry solutions provide all-inclusive penetrating damp treatments, including,

  • Property inspection to identify damp issues
  • Detecting and fixing the source of water ingress
  • Black mould cleaning
  • Treatment for damaged walls and ceilings
  • Treatment of damaged timbers
  • Removal and replacement of affected plaster

We Provide Bespoke Penetrating Damp Treatment across the entire Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire- Batley, Bradford, Brighouse, Castleford, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Ilkley, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Normanton, Ossett, Otley, Pontefract, Pudsey, Todmorden, Wakefield, Wetherby, Yeadon

East Yorkshire- Bridlington, Beverley, Driffield, Goole, Hedon, Hessle, Hornsea, Howden, Kingston upon Hull, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Withernsea

South Yorkshire- Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Bawtry, Dinnington, Doncaster, Hatfield, Mexborough, Penistone, Wombwell

We are here to help you stop penetrating damp problems

Contact a leading penetration damp company in Yorkshire, Damp2Dry Solutions to help you protect your property from penetration damp. For any help and advice regarding damp problems and our services, feel free to get in touch with our professional penetration damp specialists by calling 0148 436 7130 or request a survey.

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