Does your Dorset property have a problem with rising damp? At =Bio-Kil=, we offer help with the rising damp Dorset homeowners face. Rising damp can be a challenging problem in many Dorset properties, but even worse, many homeowners are unaware of rising damp in their walls. We are on hand to identify if you have a problem with rising damp and provide an effective solution.
What is the rising damp Dorset property owners face?
Rising damp, as the name suggests, involves water moving upwards through the walls of a property. This happens because the bricks, whilst looking solid, have a maze of internal channels which work like straws in a drink. Just like you could suck a drink up through a straw, warmth in your property draws moisture up through the channels in the bricks. As it rises, the brickwork becomes saturated. The moisture spreads out into the other elements of your property, including timber structural frames and plaster. With time, the damp can spread through large areas of your wall and property.
Why is rising damp a problem for Dorset properties?
At first, you might not notice the rising damp in your Dorset property. It can happen invisibly. But that does not mean it is a problem. Rising damp can cause cosmetic problems as well as structural issues.
Firstly, rising damp affects the plaster. This can lead to peeling paint and wallpaper. The walls can also become stained, and if not managed well, spots of mould can appear on the walls. This is unpleasant to look at, and in some instances, could even lead to toxic mould which is dangerous for health.
With enough time, structural problems can emerge. Rot can set in with your timber structural elements in the property. This can lead to instability and require significant and extensive repair work, unless it is addressed before the rising damp becomes a problem.
How can we solve rising damp in your Dorset property?
First, we will inspect the property to identify whether the problem is rising damp or something else. Next, we will search for the source of the rising damp. For example, if there is a structural issue like a drainage issue, this will need resolving. Then we can put steps in place to prevent the problem happening again. A common example of a solution is a chemical damp course which is injected into the bricks to stop any moisture from rising in the walls.
Why are we confident that we offer the best solutions for rising damp Dorset has to offer?
We are confident that we offer the best options for rising damp Dorset has to offer. This is because we handle the entire problem, including addressing issues of condensation and ventilation, rather than just making a quick-fix solution. We also guarantee our work for 20 years, with an option for an independent 30-year guarantee. Why not look in our gallery for examples of our past work? Alternatively, contact us for more information about how we provide the solutions for rising damp Dorset homeowners can trust.