Damp Problems Winchester, Hampshire

Winchester - Alresford - Twyford - Southampton - Romsey - Hampshire

 

Damp problems in older buildings can be caused by many factors.

Damp Problems Winchester Alresford Twyford Southampton Romsey Hampshire 2019

Damp Problems

What causes damp in old houses? Modern building practices, poor maintenance, time, natural elements or a combination of these.

Damp issues in older properties do not require expensive chemically injected damp-proof courses, special treatments or modern day fixes and there is no such thing as rising damp. Therefore modern building techniques are not the answer.

The answer to controlling damp is to understand how the building was designed to work with the materials it was constructed with all those years ago. With this established the correct repair methods and materials can be applied and the building can function as first intended. Below is a list of likely causes that will instigate damp in older property's.


Likely Causes of Damp

External Damp Causes

External Damp Problems

  • High Ground Levels
  • Lack of Air Bricks
  • Cement Mortar
  • Cement Render
  • Missing Mortar
  • Blocked Cavity's
  • Leaking Gutters/Drainage

Internal Damp Causes

Internal Damp Problems

  • Modern Plaster
  • Modern Paint
  • Modern Wall Papers
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Poor Ventilation
  • Poor Heating

Below are some excellent links for further information on damp issues in older property's. We haven't gone in to much detail on our website as far more information is available on these sites. We hope you will visit these sites and gain a good understanding of likely causes of damp and the correct building practices to rectify them. If you do have damp issues in an older property we are happy to visit you and quote to undertake the repair work using the correct traditional time served techniques.

www.heritage-house.org/damp-and-condensation/managing-damp-in-old-buildings

www.heritage-house.org/damp-and-condensation/the-fraud-of-rising-damp

www.heritage-consulting.org/damp-old-houses


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