Signs of Moisture in a Home

Some of the most common signs of dampness in a building are: mould growth, discolouration to walls and ceilings, an unpleasant musty smell, condensation on windows and walls, buckling or blistering wallpaper.

  • A musty smell could be detected.
  • Mould and mildew can manifest on walls, floors, and ceilings.

Cold and damp walls, floors, and ceilings can be a great source of discomfort. They can make a room feel chilly, leaving it difficult to relax or get comfortable. To prevent this from happening, these surfaces should be insulated properly in order to keep them warm and dry. Doing so will help create an environment that is more inviting and enjoyable for all who enter it.

Patches of dark or discoloured plaster or walls can be found in many a home. These blemishes detract from the overall appearance and, as such, should be addressed promptly.

  • Wallpaper that has been removed or peeled off.
  • Excessive condensation on windows is one of many issues.

If you detect any of the above symptoms, please contact Brighton Damp Treatments to get assistance with managing your building’s damp issues. Give us a ring at 01273 920588.

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Can Damp Lead to Structural Damage?

Damp can significantly affect the structural integrity of a building. Externally, mortar may crumble and salt streaks can form on the walls. Additionally, corrosion of steel and iron fastenings will further weaken its stability; in extreme cases, infected wall mortar or plaster could even come off. Moreover, moisture-induced ill effects are an additional risk factor that must be considered: excess dampness promotes rare wood-based fungus growth which has been linked to ‘sick building syndrome’; it also leads to peeling paint and wallpaper damage. An effective damp proof course is thus one of the most efficient preventive measures against rising damp – safeguarding your property from serious harm.

Understanding Rising Damp

Depending on the type of masonry and ground conditions, the highest point at which moisture can rise in walls is 1 metre.

A horizontal tide mark on the wall indicates rising damp, which can cause discolouration, spots, peeling wallpaper and white salt stains from the brickwork. We offer comprehensive solutions for any issue related to rising damp.

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Discovering the Most Effective Rising Damp Treatment

For treating and preventing rising damp, we utilize various techniques and solutions. Injecting a silicone-based chemical via small holes into the wall is one of the most cost-efficient and effective remedies.

Once dry, a water-resistant barrier is formed within the wall. Generally, some of the interior plaster contaminated by salts from damp must be extracted and substituted with a salt-proof plaster to enable natural drying of the moisture inside the walls.

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Understanding Penetrating Damp

Penetrative Damp, often referred to as “rain penetration”, is caused by excessive water entering a home through an external wall. This can occur via walls, roofs, windows or door surrounds at any property level and is typically due to roof tile issues, broken pointing, blocked weep holes or defective seals. If your home has a damp problem, it’s important to act quickly. The sooner you address the issue, the less damage there will be. Call our team at 01273 920588 to arrange an inspection.

Treating Penetrating Damp

Penetrating dampness can be one of the most damaging and hazardous concerns to have in your home. Also referred to as rain penetration, this type of damp is caused by water entering from outside. Our moisture-proofing experts can trace back the source and provide cost-effective solutions for treating it.

Thousands of Brighton households have benefited from the expertise of Brighton Damp Treatments. For professional and qualified damp-proofing services, please call us on 01273 920588 to arrange a survey.

Get in touch with us for any queries. Our customer service is available 24/7 and we are ready to answer your questions. Reach out to us anytime for any inquiries you may have. Our customer support team is accessible around the clock and will gladly respond to your concerns. The Purpose of Silicone Damp Proof Injections: Protecting Buildings from Moisture Damage.

Moisture can be prevented from entering a building with damp proofing. Signs of rising dampness, such as yellowish or brown stains on the bottom section of walls above skirting boards and blown plaster, may indicate this problem. Additionally, decaying or moist skirting boards and floors can also occur.

Carrying out a brief fix for rising damp (e.g. repointing or covering the wetness) may be more expensive in the long term and necessitate a repeat job further down the line.

At Brighton Damp Treatments, we provide a variety of damp proofing options with different advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) is especially designed to control rising damp brought on by capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) is a unique coating used in conjunction with a DPC to protect buildings from water, moisture and rain. It is composed of silicone material plus cement-based shotcrete for additional pressure, water and moisture resistance. Cavity walls are built to create an inner/outer wall void to keep out the water while pressure grouting seals any gaps in masonry walls.

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Understanding DPC Injection and Its Functionality

A silicone-based solution is injected into a series of holes along the bottom of a wall which has experienced rising damp. This creates a chemical damp-proof course.

Contrary to what is often thought, a chemical DPC does not create an impermeable barrier. On the contrary, chemical damp-proofing is a successful way of filling up brick walls’ pores with water repellent silicone compound.

The silicone lines inside these pockets reduce the charge attraction between brick particles and water molecules, making adhesive forces lower than liquid’s cohesive ones.

An injection applicator is employed to deliver a silicone-based damp proofing cream into twelve millimetre holes drilled in the bed joint. The cream, before hardening, diffuses quickly, creating a waterproof DPC that counteracts rising dampness on brick and masonry walls.

The utmost importance of controlling rising damp in homes is met by the injection procedure, which offers an effective and simple solution.

Where to Install Chemical Damp Proofing

Water can still ascend brickwork through perp-end joints, even if a chemical damp proof course system is installed. There must be a continuous channel for it to flow through in order for the wall to become wet; thus, the only layer that can act as an effective moisture barrier is the mortar bed joint.

Positioning a damp proof course (DPC) internally, beneath floor joists or close to the solid floor, requires it be placed at least 150mm above external ground level. When this is not possible, additional measures may be necessary to protect lower areas and timber floors.

A vertical upstand should be installed where a wall extends beyond the new DPC, for example when it is part of an enlarged terrace, in order to prevent horizontal moisture transmission from neighbouring walls. Inject the chemical into holes in a zigzag pattern along the mortar line up the wall until at least one metre height has been reached, thus creating a vertical DPC.

Injecting cream from both sides is recommended for cavity walled brickwork. For walls filled with rubble, damp proofing chemicals are unlikely to be effective and an electro-osmotic system may prove more successful.

Finding the Right Chemical DPC for Preventing Damp

For over 10 years, Damp-Cure’s BBA approved low-pressure damp-proofing cream has been the go-to silicon-based chemical for treating walls. It replaced high pressure injection fluids, which had an active chemical composition of between 10 – 60%, and relied on thickening agents to achieve a pasty texture. This formula is 100% active thanks to its silane/siloxane composition being emulsified into a creamy form, allowing it greater penetration of capillary pores in stone walls.

Filling holes to 90% of the wall’s depth with damp-proofing cream, spaced at intervals of 100-120mm, ensures sufficient dosage for a successful rising damp treatment.

Benefits of Brighton Damp Treatments for Damp Proofing

We take pride in our expert staff who will provide outstanding service with a welcoming attitude. From conducting an initial survey, to consulting on the task at hand and carrying out the work itself, we prize knowledge, professionalism and dedication; allowing you to relax assured that you are in excellent hands.

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We specialise in comprehensive damp and timber reports. Surveyors who have finished our comprehensive training program are ready to begin their professional journey. The curriculum has been designed to prepare them for success, equipping them with the expertise and skills necessary for a successful career in surveying.

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At Brighton Damp Treatments, we understand that damp proofing isn’t a one-size-fits-all issue. We have the skills and knowledge to inspect your property and offer the best solution. Many homeowners make the mistake of hiring based on price, only to be disappointed by ineffectual work. Our approach is different; we provide a cost-effective answer so you can rest assured knowing your damp issues are permanently resolved.

For help with any damp issues regarding your property, please contact one of our moisture proofing experts on 01273 920588. We look forward to speaking with you.

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