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.