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Probably half of all the calls we get that relate to penetrating damp (rainwater entering the building directly through the walls at any floor) have been impacted in some way by faulty or incorrectly fitted rainwater goods. Over spill from gutters and down pipes can saturate a wall and ingress the building particularly when the walls are of a solid construction.

The most common occurrence is foliage growth in the gutters or hoppers and this is always easy to see but so often just left with little thought for the impact. Whilst a cavity wall should still provide some protection we have seen numerous cases where the overflow has reduced the wall temperature promoting condensation symptoms within. Leaking joints are again easy to spot with stains and moss growth a clear indication of failure. Inadequately sized or positioned hoppers are also a common problem as they cope well in light rain but can be a real problem at times of heavy or prolonged rainfall.

If you think you have a problem with penetrating damp then check your gutters and down pipes then give us a call or complete the Free Of Charge Survey request form we can provide advice and guidance and if necessary complete remedial works for you.

Check out our services for penetrating damp.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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