Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing Systems | Internal Wall Damp | Rising Damp Repairs

Rising Damp & Damp Proofing Johannesburg, Pretoria, East Rand

 Rising Damp is a health hazard which can affect any structure.  Water rises from the ground following paths in or on walls and structures.  The major signs of damp can be easily identified by looking at a structure’s walls.  These signs might include moss, brick damage, burst plaster, wet look on painted walls.

    Damp Proofing and Rising Damp Services

    • Damp Proofing Walls and Basements
    • Interior Rising Damp Repairs
    • Exterior Rising Damp Repairs
    • Proper Damp Treatment
    • Residential Damp Proofing
    • Industrial Damp Proofing
    • Commercial Damp Proofing
    • Damp Proofing Internal / External Walls
    • Damp Proof Course (DPC) level

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    Our damp proofing treatment system is a full service process that includes:

    • Identifying the source
    • Removing the damaged plaster
    • Sealing with damp proofing sealants
    • Re-plaster the walls
    • Paint the repaired walls

    When To Consider Damp Proofing

    • Blistering of walls
    • Moist smell inside building
    • Mold on walls and wooden structures
    • Wet Look or damp patches
    • Paint cracks on walls
    • Shower Buildup and Mold

    Dangers of Rising Damp

    Exposure to harmful agents inside the home can have profound effects on our health. After all, we spend an average of 16 hours a day at home – and even more when aged under seven and over 64. Inhaling mould fragments or spores can inflame the airways, causing nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and throat irritation

     

    Who’s affected?

    Some people are more sensitive than others, including:

    • babies and children
    • elderly people
    • those with existing skin problems, such as eczema
    • those with respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma
    • those with a weakened immune system, such as those having chemotherapy

    Causes of damp and mould

    Mould and damp are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames.

    If you have mould or damp it’s important to find out why you have excess moisture in your home. When you know what’s causing the damp, you can make sure your home is repaired or take steps to limit the moisture in the air.