What is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing refers to any material or technique added to the floors or walls of your home with the purpose of keeping out damp. Damp is unsightly, and it can also be harmful. Fully functioning damp proofing is an important factor in creating a comfortable, healthy home environment.

Damp Proofing Protects Your Health and Your Home’s Structure

Damp homes are a fantastic environment for black mould and other fungi, but not a great one for you: fungal spores are a very common cause of lung, skin and immune system complaints. Some people only realise their home is damp after a prolonged period of niggling ill health. Damp also causes the fabric of your property to degrade, and without effective treatment the process of decline will eventually compromise its market value.

Your Home Probably Has a Damp Proof Course

A damp proof course is normally made from any material with water-excluding properties. It is typically incorporated into the floors and/or walls of the property when it’s being built, to stop ground or standing water seeping into the structure.

But Damp Proof Courses Degrade Over Time

Although the damp proof course in your home was probably very effective in the beginning, if your house is old it could well have degraded over time. It could even have been overwhelmed by the more extreme weather we’re increasingly getting. Either way, we can use our experience and damp proofing technology to restore the function of your home’s damp proof course.

Source: London Damp Proofing

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