Common Damp Problems

Damp can cause a lot of unwanted issues within a property, sometimes causing serious and costly damage to the structure

It is important to know if damp has started to affect your building, acting fast and calling SE Damp Solutions before the damp causes serious structural damage can save you a lot of money and time in the long run. Damp can come in a variety of different disguises and it's important to know what sort of damp may be infecting your property, as the incorrect diagnosis may cause further damage and increased costs when attempting to fix.

We've listed some of the main indicators of damp below, if you notice any of the symptoms, we suggest you call us as soon as possible to find out how we can help.

Common Indicators of Damp

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Watermarks
  • Damaged plaster
  • Black mould
  • Damp patches


Forms of Damp

  • Rising damp
  • Penetrating damp
  • Condensation


Understanding the difference between the types of damp problems can be difficult. If damp on your walls is coming up from the ground, this would give a good indication to rising damp.

If moisture is coming in through the roof or higher up the walls then it is more likely to be penetrating damp. Finally, if you are noticing water droplets on windows and walls along with black mould growth, condensation the probable damp cause.


The best way to treat rising damp is to repair the existing Damp Proof Course or install a new one. The process involves drilling holes in the wall to inject a damp proof membrane into it, followed by replacement of any damaged plaster.

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Treatment for penetrating damp usually involves rectifying the root cause of the bridging. Once the source of moisture is rectified, our damp solution for brickwork will protect your property from additional moisture ingress.

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Contact SE Damp Solutions Today

For an in-depth damp survey of your property or simply to talk to one of our damp proofing specialists, call us today on 01223 640809.


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