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Hiring a professional to cure damp

Posted by Sachit Patel on March 22, 2011 (0 Comments)

Damping is a serious issue for any home and needs proper adherence for curing. Several factors contribute to damp which can be seen on walls, corners of rooms, roof, floors, windows and doors, pipe work, in and outside of a home. They make the appearance of the home shabby. Before the things goes out of your hand it’s highly important that you should consult with a professional who is completely engrossed in this profession. The main concern associated with damp is that its appearance on walls is unsightly and problematic which may lead to damage the finishing and fittings. Some professional guidance will be more preferable than hiring a remodeling contractor or buying a new home, as both going to consume money. Further, any home which is not getting proper look after may lead to damping. And if the condition persists then consequences can include damaged furnishings, expensive structural repairs, and in certain cases may affect your health also. 

Some of the symptoms and remedies of damp which a hired professional will guide you such as Loose flashing (remove broken bits with adhesive flashing patch), Cracked chimney stack or crumbling mortar (do repairing with mortar or sealant), damp chimney stack (require slating and ceiling at the top or adding ventilation bricks to enhance ventilation), Cracked walls (may allow rainwater so do repair with suitable filler), cracked or missing tiles on the roof(repair as soon as possible), damp patch on wall ( apply damp proof paint) etc. All these are recommended tips which one can generally apply to curb the serious effects of damping.

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What is rising damp?

Posted by Sachit Patel on March 18, 2011 (0 Comments)

 

The conversion of capillary suction of moisture from the ground into the porous masonry building materials like brick, stone, mortar, and earth is termed as riding damp. Problem creates when the moisture evaporates from inside or outside of the wall surface that leads to more absorption. The rising damp measures between 0.5 to 1.5 b above ground level which is considered as the normal limit. It is determined by two factors: evaporation rate and kind of the wall. Other symptoms of rising damp appears like stain on the wall paper, blistering of paint, loss of plaster , and at interior parts of the home in case of damp severity. Also the resulted damp walls lead to moulds growth. Sometimes high humidity creates health problems among the occupants. The fretting and crumbling of the masonry at the base of the walls is jut nothing but external appearance of damp zone.      

 

Other forms of damp are falling damp and penetrating damp. It can be treated by applying damp-proof-course known as DCP. Other methods too can be applied like preventing its recurrences by fixing leaks, by removing bridges, or by inserting a new DPC. Besides, constant maintenance of plumbing and roof, guttering systems, proper care of the site drainage, under floor ventilation etc., needed to be taken into consideration. It is very much important that anyone who is planning to go ahead for rising damp treatment should consult and discuss the type of damp and cure needed for that. This will help to cure and prevent the rising of damp in future, and will able to handle the cause rising damp within budget.    

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Causes of damp in a house

Posted by Sachit Patel on March 18, 2011 (0 Comments)

 

Everyone wish that their home should be beautiful and protected against damp. If you have the same wish then must check out the causes of damp in a house and also how it can be controlled. Usually damp is easy to handle but sometimes its severity causes some serious problems. Several factors are really responsible for their contribution to damp ripeness’ such as water and damp ingress, condensation, leaks, rising damp, and other causes. Now we will see each cause in detail. The real cause of damp is water penetration. It occurs through brickwork that extracts salts and left some deposit known as efflorescence. Afterwards, at first you will see a tide mark due to leak that will later on appear like ring marks. Another cause of damp is condensation which occurs mainly in winter season. It appears due to moisture present in the air directly hits the colder surface and then got condensed. Other symptoms of condensation are mould growth in the room corners, nearby windows, at the back of wardrobes or cupboards, baths and cookers, and on the surface of the walls. All these types of symptoms of damp occurrence needs proper treatment, and precautions as well. Bleach, fungicidal wash, usage of clean clothes, shampoo carpets, and fungicidal paint. All these treating modes will help to avoid the reoccurrence of damp and will not disturb the spores. Experts deliver three simple and beneficial step to reduce condensation: reduction of moisture occurrence, insulation, and ventilation.     

Lastly, if you felt that damp proof course is not working, then immediately consult to damp-proofing specialist. Accordingly, above mentioned causes of damp in a house can be well treated, and risk of dampness, and mould growth can be well-controlled.         

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