The Best Way to Get Rid of Lateral Damp in Your Home

It is crucial to know the signs and how to treat water damage or damp when it occurs as most homeowners will face them at some point in their life. South Africa, has one of the warmest and sunniest climates in the world, yet they still possess a significant need for damp proofing.

There are many types of damp that exist in properties, and each type of damp requires a different treatment. If left untreated, damp can result in extensive damage to your property, as well as disease and respiratory problems. In this article, we’ll examine lateral damp, one of many types of damp that need different treatments.

What Is Lateral Damp?

There are several areas of construction that are susceptible to lateral damp (also known as penetrating damp) such as split-level construction, showers, and planters. Since tiled walls can easily be penetrated by moisture through the grout, it is essential that showers are sealed during construction in order to prevent lateral dampness.

How to Treat Lateral Damp

In order to treat lateral damp, it is necessary to remove all plaster from the wall, and then to apply a sealant to the bricks so that water will not be able to pass through, which will then be followed by injecting a chemical damp course at a higher level to prevent rising damp from occurring.

A professional can assess the issue and provide you with a treatment plan if you discover camp patches on your walls caused by rainwater that has gotten into your roof or cracks in your exterior plaster.

Our damp proofing and waterproofing services come with a 10-year guarantee, and we follow manufacturers’ specifications when it comes to applying their products to provide the best results. Contact Hydrostop SA today for more information.