Have you heard about rising damp? Batcombe homeowners may have heard of this problem but not understand what it is. Some homes in Batcombe are affected by rising damp yet the owners may not be aware of it. At Bio-Kil, we are the leading choice that Batcombe customers can rely on for help with rising damp. Whether you have an ongoing problem with rising damp, or you want damp proofing to prevent future problems with rising damp, Batcombe property owners will not find a better option for professionalism, expertise, good customer service and competitive prices.
Damp is a problem that can affect all properties. However, older properties, buildings that have been poorly maintained and houses that are on land with poor drainage can all be especially vulnerable to damp problems, including rising damp. In general terms, damp is where moisture enters into the brickwork or the timber. Many people think of the house being impervious to damp – after all, the house is where we shelter from the poor weather, like rain. But the reality is that most building materials can be vulnerable to damp. Brick and timber can both soak up water. One common cause is from leaks, for example if a gutter is blocked or backed up, or if a joint in a downspout has a leak which is dripping water into the brickwork.
However, a serious damp problem that can go undetected is rising damp. Batcombe property owners might not even notice this happening. Rising damp is caused when the Batcombe property has a lot of moisture around the foundations and the bottom of the wall. There are a range of causes for the rising damp Batcombe homeowners need to deal with. It could be a construction problem, like poor drainage around the foundations. It could also be caused by a fault, for example if a water pipe has a leak or garden landscaping changes have prevented ground water from draining away. With rising damp, Batcombe businesses can find that water and moisture are rising within the wall. Although the bricks in your wall may look like a solid item, if you were to look under a microscope, you would notice that there are tiny tubes running through the bricks. Because they are so narrow, natural water tension lifts water molecules like a chain. This is essentially the same way that water is lifted from the roots of a tree to the highest leaves, or how you can drink a fizzy drink through a straw. As the water rises, the problem becomes worse. This is the rising damp Batcombe property owners need to prevent.
At Bio-Kil, we can solve and prevent the rising damp Batcombe homeowners need help with. You can see our record in the testimonials section of the website. We work by identifying the problem, preventing this from happening, and introducing a chemical barrier level into the brickwork that prevents damp from rising. For more information, including a free quote for dealing with rising damp, Batcombe customers can contact us using the details on the website.