What Causes Rising Damp in Internal Walls?

Not all homes are created equal. Old buildings are designed in such a way that they must be allowed to breathe while new buildings work on a system of defensive barriers that keep moisture out. Whichever one you live in, you might have come face to face with damp at some point in your life. Below are the primary causes for rising damp inside your home.

  1. Damp Course Broken or Absent

A damp proof course is a waterproof layer that prevents water and moisture from travelling up your wall and typically absent in older buildings.

  1. Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is an important aspect of the quality of your home. Any tiny drips can cause large and even intense damp patches no matter how small. if it is regular and concentrated on the same spot, it can result in intense damp patches, that are hard to fix.

  1. Roof and Gutter Leaks

Roof leaks and leaks in the gutter will result in water flowing directly into the roof space causing damp or even worse, major damage.

  1. Condensation

Condensation is one of the most common causes of damp on internal walls. Condensation forms when warm moist air inside a room gets in contact with a cold surface like an internal wall. The warm moist air cools down and condenses back into the water. The condensation will remain on the internal wall, and create damp patches all over it.

Rising Damp Signs

  • Deterioration of skirting boards
  • Mould growth
  • Damp patches and discolouration of walls
  • Peeling paint

Hydrostop Damp Proofing Pretoria Offers Effective and Affordable Rising Damp Treatment

Damp treatment is something that needs to be done with precision or the problem will reoccur. It is recommended to use damp proofing specialists for the best results.

If you live in Pretoria or the Witbank/Middelburg area, and you’re looking for reliable  to assist with your damp problem, get in touch with Hydrostop SA for a free consultation and quote today.

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