Damp and Timber Specialists for 50 years

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, as well as condensation.

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.

Book a damp and timber report with us and we will assess the signs of structural damage and decorative spoiling, before providing an affordable, long-term solution. Call us today on 0800 048 9488.

How Does Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Occur?

Damage to structural timber and masonry and decorative spoiling in 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. When left unchecked, moisture and damp can weaken the structural integrity 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. They may even lack a preventative damp proof course.  Decorative spoiling can include structural cracks, but also damp marks and mould on internal walls.

What Are the Effects of Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling?

It is important to deal with structural damage caused by damp as soon as possible, as it can cause rot and decay in internal timbers if left untreated. The longer you leave it, the further rot can spread and therefore the extent (and cost) of the damp treatment required will increase.

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

Some potential adverse effects of mould and rot formation are:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin rashes and inflammation
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms

What Structural Damage & Decorative 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 fast, non-intrusive damp survey to determine the extent of the problem and provide a solution.

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
  • Algae or moss growth on exterior masonry
  • Damaged door and window lintels
  • Mould growth on walls and ceilings

Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Treatment

At Prokil, our damp specialists have over 50 years worth of expertise providing 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, all backed with our 20-year Prokil guarantee!

Structural Damage & Decorative Spoiling Treatments

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