Damp is caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, from either internal condensation or intrusion from outside. The term damp proofing covers several different methods used to keep excess moisture out of a building. Roof repairs Birmingham are so popular these days.
Damp proofing treatments help to prevent water being absorbed through walls or floors and entering interior spaces of a property. If damp passes through the fabric of walls or floors it could lead to structural damage and timber decay (such as dry or wet rot) within the building.
Damp can appear rapidly following a heavy downpour or it can slowly due to leaky guttering, damaged roof titles or lead flashing. The only time you may become aware of a damp problem is when you find a damp patch on your wall – often in the plaster.
Households are at risk of being conned into getting unnecessary and expensive damp proofing treatments. Results of the first house showed that almost half of the companies, of which six were major businesses, recommended unnecessary treatment.
The thing is, that damp proofing is not rocket science and nor is running a small business – yet we all know horror story’s about bad work and crooked businessmen. When employing any company, no matter what they do, you need a competent and honest firm, so the first thing to do is narrow down the chances of calling in a cowboy.