Dorchester damp proofing treatments
There are many causes behind damp in properties and can be attributed to one or more of the following: failed/lack of a damp proofing course (DPC), poor building works, defective rainwater goods to leaky roofs. If you suspect that your property has damp, it is important that you act on it as ignoring could lead to problems like mould, dry rot, wet rot, and damage to paint/plaster.
Call Prokil today, and we will advise you on whether your property has damp. Our expert surveyors will visit your property on the pre-arranged day to carry out a detailed inspection. After the survey has finished, we will then supply you with our detailed recommendations to tackle the issue at hand.
Should you leave damp untreated in your Dorchester property, you could be at risk from the following issues:
- Dry rot
- Wet rot
- Plaster and paintwork damage
What we treat
We have an expert team of technicians that possess both the equipment and ability needed to treat problems such as:
Penetrating damp is a harmful type of damp that causes issues such as plaster damage, watermarks, timber damage, mould and more. This damp type is typically caused by water seeping through the walls of your property which may be a result of building defects. In contrast to other damp types, penetrating damp can move around the property in any direction.
Caused by movement of water in the property’s porous mortar joints and masonry, rising damp is another type of damp we treat here at Prokil. It can be easily identified by one of the following signs: tide marks, white marks and visible discolouration on the walls. Another cause of rising damp is a lack of DPC, bridged or damaged DPC.