Penetrating damp render

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Penetrating damp through render

Along with protecting brick and strengthening the structure, the render covering the walls of a building acts as a sort of raincoat helping to prevent any water from penetrating the surface. Unfortunately, deterioration due to age or damage means that inevitably the render will start to exhibit cracks and fractures that can lead to penetrating damp through the render.

Small cracks in the render can lead to penetrating damp

Even slight cracks in the render of a building can allow water to penetrate and become trapped between the render and brickwork. This build-up of stagnant moisture will eventually soak into the brickwork/masonry and can lead to penetrating damp within the internal wall. This can create an unsightly and harmful damp problem in the property that will only deteriorate if not properly addressed.

Is damp penetrating through my render?

Looking to confirm or identify if penetrating damp is coming through your render?  If so, take a look at some of the common signs below:

  • Damp blotches appearing on walls and surfaces that darken or expand during periods of heavy rainfall.
  • Plasterwork that is damp and crumbly
  • Signs of black mould isolated to one area
  • Increased heat loss.
  • Damp musty smells.

If you notice any of these signs internally, then you should investigate the outside of your property to determine if there are any cracks or defects in the render that may be allowing water ingress leading to the penetrating damp problem.

What to do about penetrating damp through the render?

If you are concerned that cracks in the render may be causing you penetrating damp issues then our highly trained and qualified surveyors at Peter Cox are here to help.

At Peter Cox we have unmatched experience and knowledge when it comes to identifying the source of damp problems and formulating a bespoke treatment plan specific to your unique circumstances and designed to eradicate penetrating damp from your property.

To find out more, why not visit our penetrating damp treatment web page to find out what you can do  and what professionals can do to fix the issue.

Contact us for help and advice about penetrating damp

At Peter Cox our highly skilled team has been helping our customers solve their penetrating damp issues since 1951, regardless of building age or type.

If you feel you need some additional help and advice, or you would like some specialist consultancy through one of our penetrating damp surveys, then give us a call on 0800 633 5712, call your local branch or complete the online contact form below.

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