Damp stopped in Yorkshire by traditional and modern methods
Penetrating damp refers to water passing through an external wall into a building.
Walls black with damp or with peeling and flaking decorations are a sign of this problem
Causes are many, including the obvious ones, like missing pointing, leaking over-flow pipes or gutters, cracked render and masonry.
By far the best solution for these defects is a traditional repair; re-pointing defective areas, fixing cracked and de-bonded render and replacing defective down pipes and gutters. Traditional buildings need traditional materials, like natural lime mortars - We can help with you with this.
However, penetrating damp can sometimes occur even when the external walls appear in good condition. This can be due to porous bricks, stones or pointing, or local environmental conditions, which may cause driving rain on a particular wall.
This is where our specialist damp-proofing can help.
Water repellents have been around for years, but they do have some disadvantages, such as poor penetration. This can lead to at best, only a temporary protection and at worst a tendency to cause increased flaking (spalling), of the stone or brick surfaces.
The boffins at our suppliers, Safeguard Europe, have developed a solution to this problem:
Storm Dry is an advanced masonry protection cream, which is applied in one coat and offers vastly improved water repellency, allowing damp-proofing, which has been proven in many site tests across Yorkshire.
We have a great relationship with Safeguard and are one of the first companies to be able to offer this damp-proofing system.
If you have a damp problem, we will diagnose it correctly and if the building would genuinely benefit from Storm Dry application, a fixed price quotation for efficient and guaranteed application will be issued.
Storm Dry is so effective that it offers additional benefits, more than damp-proofing the wall, including up to 27% improvement in heat retention of walls and improved flood resistance. It is vapour permeable too, so walls are protected and can still 'breath'. It is not a sealant so it will not cause or worsen condensation problems – in fact, the increased heat retention of treated walls can actually help reduce condensation symptoms.
Contact us if you require more information about this revolutionary solution to penetrating damp or require traditional lime pointing or render application.
Inspections for accurate diagnosis of damp problems are carried out by our local damp and timber survey team - we survey for damp problems in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, York, Selby and Wakefield, as well as all of West and North Yorkshire
For further information on Penetrating damp, please contact us.
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