It’s safe to say that we had some pretty miserable weather this April, with wintry temperatures, bitter winds, and plenty of rain!
With this in mind, it is important to keep an eye on your homes for any kind of outdoor damages that may contribute to penetrating damp. These damages may include:
- Leaking gutters/downpipes
- Porous brickwork
- Defective pointing
- Inadequate window cill drip grooves
- Defective joints around doors and windows
When it rains, the moisture soaks into the walls of your property but usually it doesn’t reach the inner surface due to either natural evaporation or the cavity in the wall. However, in periods of prolonged rainfall , the evaporation of moisture decreases, meaning the water begins to penetrate further into the inner surface causing penetrating damp.
It doesn’t matter whether your property is old or new, penetrating damp can affect all kinds of buildings and lead to further damp problems in your home such as wet rot, damp plaster, heat loss, and mould growth on the inside and moss and algae on the outside of your home.
If you have noticed any damages on your building and are worried about penetrating damp, contact us and we will send out one of our trained specialists to identify any problems, recommend corrective treatments (if any), and advise on any additional steps.
If you would like to find out more about penetrating damp, visit our Penetrating Damp page.