Worried for your walls' wellbeing? Damp can sneak up on you. It's possible for it to appear very suddenly after heavy rainfall when there's simply too much water to escape. It can also be the result of faulty plumbing. A small leak in a pipe may not let out a lot of water to begin with, but over time it can build up and cause large damp patches. Sometimes it can be difficult to know the exact cause of the damp affecting your property.
Often it's down to several small sources of excess water coming together to create a bigger problem.
Some signs that you may need to further damp proof your walls are:
Damp occurring on your walls is the last thing you want for your property. Not only does it cause superficial damage, but it costs money. Walls that are affected may need to be re-plastered, re-painted or re-wallpapered.
Depending on the scale of the damp affecting your home, this could be hundreds of pounds worth
of damage to put right. More seriously, damp can also have a negative impact on your health. If mould or mildew are allowed to form, then there is the possibility of allergic reaction and asthma attacks. If damp reaches this stage, you could be left effectively allergic to your own home. That's why it's so important to make sure you walls are fully damp proof.
At Cumbria Home Renovations, we'll fit damp proof wall membranes. These membranes are made of plastic and polymer and allow moisture to evaporate out of walls with ease. We are also able to carry out damp proof cream injections for damp proofing external walls. This is injected directly into the mortar and protects against rising damp.
Don't let your walls get out of hand. You can have damp-free walls and avoid any health complications with our help.
Contact Cumbria Home Renovations today to start your wall damp proofing.