Penetrating damp, sometimes known as water ingress, is the outcome of water infiltration from the outside of a property to the inside

Penetrating Damp can affect all buildings with absorbent walls such as brick or stone, it can be extremely damaging to a property even if it does not penetrate all the way through a wall, it can also lead to other damp issues such as:

  • Wood rot issues
  • Black mould growth
  • Damp wall insulation
  • Damp plasterboard
  • Heat loss
  • Damp smells
  • Unsightly water damage


Whilst all types of buildings can suffer from penetrating damp, it is more commonly seen in older buildings. The problem is also increasingly common in buildings where cavity wall insulation has not been installed correctly or used in walls that are not suitable for cavity wall insulation.

If you are concerned that your property may be affected by penetrating damp, get in touch with our damp specialist team to discuss the best course of action to prevent any further damage. Call us on 01223 640809 today.


Penetrating Damp Causes

Penetrating damp is commonly seen as a result of water ingress through a fault in the property. Some of the common defects we see that can result in penetrating damp include:

  • Leaking gutters/downpipes
  • Ageing porous brickwork
  • Defective pointing
  • Defective seals around doors and windows


Sometimes known as water ingress, penetrating damp is the outcome of water infiltration from the outside of a property to the inside. It can affect all buildings with absorbent walls such as brick or stone. Contact us as soon as you notice any signs of penetrating damp.

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Our penetrating damp treatment solution for brickwork will protect your property from additional moisture ingress. Any affected plaster will be removed and replaced. If timbers have been infected with dry or wet rot, these can be treated, protected or replaced.

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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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