Rising damp or damp around the foundations of your home is a big problem. Many people know that when damp arrives, it is usually there to stay. However, you don’t necessarily need to accept the damp as a given. Instead, you can call on damp proofing specialists to deal either with damp that has already settled in or to set up a damp proofing system in your home just in case.
Damp can cause a lot of damage to home. When it is outside, it can cause damage to the foundations of a building which in the long term could cause the building to shift. When damp settles indoors it can cause damage to the walls and ceiling and in many cases is accompanied by a very unpleasant smell. When this happens, a damp proofing specialist will have the tools and the knowledge to find the root of the problem, fix it and then recommend fixes for the damage that the damp has caused.
If you do not have any damage from the damp but wish to protect against it happening in the future, damp proofing specialists can help too. They can advise you on the best tools to use, the best sealants to buy and where your home is most vulnerable to damp.
Many people assume that they can take care of their own damp by simply plastering over it or replacing walls or ceiling boards. What they often fail to realise is that damp is a problem that keeps coming back. It takes a specialist to identify where the damp is coming from and to attack the root of the problem, rather than simple fixing it.
If you have a problem with damp, you have two choices. You can try to fix it yourself, though this will be time consuming, expensive and may not be very effective. Or you can call a specialist. It is vital to remember that a specialist in damp proofing has the knowledge and experience to be able to determine where the problem is coming from, how to deal with it and then, how to cover up the damage that has already been caused.