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A Guide To Damp Proofing Your Home

As damp proofers, we understand how important it is to keep your property dry and well-ventilated to avoid moisture build-up. A damp home can be unhealthy, not only for its structural components but for those living within its walls.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide for your home to prevent damp and protect from unwanted moisture.

Starting From The Ground Up With Your Damp Proofers

It’s vital the foundation of your home is free from water. Any absorption from the ground should have been prevented through ventilation and damp proof membranes as a part of initial construction.

However, if your property is older than modern legislation, or the DPM has been damaged, then you could see significant damp issues in the base of your walls and floor. Unfortunately, over time this can manifest in structural damage, so it’s best to address it sooner rather than later.

Damp Proofing Membrane

Course injecting is a service our damp proofers offer for a wide range of situations. It’s applied by drilling holes in the affected area and filling with a damp proof cream that seals your foundations and walls from further moisture issues.

It’s important that you start your damp proofing from the base of your home. After all, there’s no purpose in preventing moisture in the rest of your property if it’s still entering from below.

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Damp Proofers Help With Condensation Control

Are you noticing a build-up of condensation around your windows? This could be a sign that you need condensation control. Condensation, or any moisture for that fact, can bring a whole host of problems.

Most often condensation is caused by a lack of ventilation. To counter this, Damp Shield offers a team of highly trained experts to evaluate the moisture levels and recommend an appropriate system to help regulate the temperature and moisture levels. This prevents the development of mould or rot, and keeps your home and your family healthy.

The Importance Of Ventilation

Ventilation is one of our main concerns as damp proofers. We believe that a house, just like a person, needs to breathe.

Without ventilation, you’re opening a building up to mould, rot and general dampness. If you allow it to go on for too long it can seep into the structural components, causing lasting damage. Even if you don’t have an issue with condensation, a stale, non-ventilated property can still be a victim to damp issues.

As a result, we recommend all homes install ventilation to help move air around, circulating it and extracting moisture.

A dry, ventilated home is a happy home.


Get In Touch With Damp Shield To Hire Reliable Damp Proofers

As damp proofers, we offer a 30-year guarantee on all our work and are fully insured to back this up. Our fully qualified team of expert damp proofers offer a fantastic service with free quotes to get started.

If you need damping proofing in your home, get in touch with us for more information.

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