Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is the ingress of water through an external wall and into a property and is the most common type of damp issue.

Penetrating damp is caused by a defect in the building or where the brick have deteriorated to a point that they become porous and allow water to enter the property.

Common causes of penetrating damp include:

1

Guttering

Blocked and leaking guttering.

2

Aged Brickwork

Brickwork that has become porous due to age.

3

Pointing

Defective pointing to an external wall.

Treatments

Firstly to treat penetrating damp we need to find the cause of the water ingress.

We can then rectify the problem by fixing the damage caused by the water coming into the property which can include:

Pointing the mortar joints

Decorating the room

Repairing guttering

Plastering the walls

Waterproof coating bricks

Treating the timber

Gallery

Leaky guttering causing penetrating damp
Felt on flat roof causing penetrating damp

Additional Services

Rising Damp

RISING DAMP
TREATMENTS

Rising damp is simply water rising from the ground through capillary action. The ground water also contains salts which also travels up through the wall.

The moisture from the ground water is absorbed through porous materials such as plaster and skirting boards.

PENETRATING DAMP
TREATMENTS

Penetrating damp is the ingress of water through an external wall and into a property and is the most common type of damp issue.

Penetratiing damp is caused by a defect in the building or where the brick have deteriorated to a point that they become porous and allow water to enter the property.

Penetrating Damp
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING

STRUCTURAL
WATERPROOFING

Structural waterproofing is a term used to describe a waterproofing system applied to a structure with an earth retaining wall.

Structural waterproofing generally deals with water ingress from below ground level.

CONDENSATION
CONTROL

Condensation in your home is caused when warm air, which is full of water vapour comes into contact with a surface that is colder than the warm air. These surfaces are usually windows or walls causing water to be released on to the cold surface. Black mould can quickly follow if the condensation is not dealt with.

Condensation Control
Timber Treatments

TIMBER
TREATMENTS

We can help treat a variety of timber issues that include dry rot, wet rot and woodworm.

About 1st Call
Damp specialists

Specializing in Damp Proofing, timber treatments and remedials. Based in Lincolnshire we also cover Nottinghamshire , Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the home counties. All our work carries a 20 year guarantee. With insurance backed guarantees also available.

We offer a FREE survey for your property. All we ask is that you are the home owner.

It is very important that damp issues in the property are diagnosed properly and the cause is identified in order to treat the damp correctly the 1st time.

So if your property is suffering from damp problems make 1st Call Damp Specialist Ltd your only call.

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Address

Cobweb Cottage,
Field Lane,
Boston,
Lincolnshire
PE22 8RN

Phone

Perry Goodey - 07852 951661
Rob Goodey - 07534933862

Email

info@1stcalldamp.co.uk

Opening Hours

7 am to 7 pm

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