Porous bricks can exacerbate penetrating damp problems.

Rising damp is caused by the rising of groundwater through capillaries in masonry. As this has been a well-known problem for some years, buildings these days are built with a DPC. However, rising damp can still occur, especially in older buildings. The cause of this is often a faulty or non-existent DPC. If this is the case a remedial DPC needs to be installed to stop rising damp from occurring. At Advantage Plastering & Damp Proofing this is something we specialise in and are happy to take a look for you.

Penetrating damp develops when water can pass unhindered through bricks and stonework. Penetrating damp in solid walls is often caused by porous bricks, damaged brickwork or building defects. Any symptoms of penetrating damp should be investigated as soon as they appear, as leaving problems with penetrating damp untreated can result in more serious building damage. At Advantage Plastering & Damp Proofing this is something we specialise in and are happy to take a look for you.

Condensation occurs when warm air collides with cold surfaces, such as walls and windows. Warm air contains a great amount of moisture, which condenses and forms water droplets, when in contact with cold surfaces. These emerging water droplets can cause damp surfaces and consequently damp problems in houses. At Advantage Plastering & Damp Proofing this is something we specialise in and are happy to take a look for you.

Mould on walls develops when mould spores hit damp walls. In the right conditions, mould can begin to grow within as little as 24 – 48 hours. Over time a small patch of mould can turn into unsightly, often brown or black spots of mould all over walls. In order to treat mould on walls effectively, the source of dampness has to be found. At Advantage Plastering & Damp Proofing this is something we specialise in and are happy to take a look for you.