How to damp proof from Penetrating Damp

A Yeovil client contacted us with a damp issue to a small section of wall from their kitchen to an extension.

The symptoms presented where a combination of stains at approximately 1.8m and some peeling paint, a Protimeter was used to test the wall and high meter readings where recorded though in a sporadic pattern. There was also further staining above the kitchen window which was clearly as a result of penetrating damp. A written report with a quotation and specification was provided and we where asked to complete the works.

The external elevation was treated with an external water repellent called Enviroseal https://www.wykamol.com/enviroseal-masonry-water-repellent and any visible holes in the mortar lines filled.

When the internal wall was stripped of plaster it was found that when the extension had been built a bagged plaster known as Hardwall had been used and this had allowed for both ingress from the external wall and from a floor bridge. As a belt and braces approach we applied a tanking slurry, sand/cement render and finished with a top coat skim plaster.

The original quotation price was not changed and the client was presented with a dry wall.

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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.

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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.

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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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