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How Does Damp Damage Buildings?

Structural damage and unsightly decorative spoiling in houses and buildings are problematic side effects of ongoing rising and penetrating damp.

If you think damp might be causing problematic or severe damage within the structure of your home, or mould has spoiled your walls, our damp specialists can provide reliable damp timber treatments and damp proof plastering. Arrange a free damp and timber report with us and we can assess the signs of structural damage and decorative spoiling, before providing a long-term solution.

How Does Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Occur?

Structural damp damage and decorative spoiling in houses and buildings can occur as a result of damp such as rising and penetrating damp, that has been left untreated for a long period of time. In turn moisture and damp that has built up weakens the structure of your home.

Older properties are particularly prone to structural damage caused as a result of damp. This is because they lack modern construction materials and methods which have been developed to prevent rising and penetrating damp. Decorative spoiling can include structural cracks in walls, but also widespread damp marks and mould on the walls of your house. This occurs as a result of various types of damp creating a moist environment, ideal for mould growth and rot formation.

What Are the Effects of Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling?

Structural damp damage is important to deal with as soon as possible, as it can cause fungal rot decay which can seriously damage your internal timbers if left untreated. The longer you leave it, the further rots will spread and therefore the extent of the damp treatment required will significantly increase.

Decorative spoiling such as mould growth and penetrating and rising damp patches on walls is not only unsightly, it can make your house difficult and uncomfortable to live in. If left untreated, mould and rot can also have negative impacts on your health.

Some adverse effects of mould and rot formation are:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin rashes and inflammation
  • Red or bloodshot eyes

What Structural Damp Damage & Decorative Mould Spoiling Symptoms Should You Look Out For?

Structural damage in houses and decorative mould spoiling can reveal itself in a variety of different ways, so if you spot any suspicious signs then you should get it examined straight away by our team of damp specialists at Prokil. We can provide a quick, easy and free survey to determine the extent of the structural damage and decorative spoiling.

Decorative spoiling, being primarily aesthetic, is very easy to spot.

Some of the generic structural damage and decorative spoiling symptoms to look out for are:

  • Wet patches on walls and ceilings
  • Weakened roof rafters
  • Broken tiles or slates
  • Damaged or blocked gutters and downpipes
  • Iron corrosion
  • Damaged door and window lintels

Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Treatment

At Prokil, our damp specialists have over 50 years worth of expertise to provide the very best damp treatment to repair structural damage and decorative spoiling.

We offer a range of damp treatments to suit the severity and type of damp present within your home or building.

Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Treatments

Damp ProofingDamp Proof CourseDamp Proof PlasteringVentilation Systems

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