Damp proofing

Nationwide Damp proofing

Damp proofing is a process that can be used to prevent moisture damage in a building, such as rising damp, water ingress, and penetrating damp. It involves the installation of a damp proof membrane to keep water from entering the structure through capillary action. Damp proofing is often used in basements and crawlspaces, but it can also be used on the ground floor or other parts of a building to prevent moisture damage and the growth of black mould.

Methods of Damp Proofing

There are a number of different methods that can be used for damp proofing, including membranes, coatings, and sealants. Membranes, such as damp proof membranes, are usually made of polyethene or vinyl and are installed on the inside of the wall to prevent water from rising through the ground and affecting skirting boards and other timber surfaces. Coatings are usually applied as a liquid and form a film on the surface of the wall to prevent water penetration and rot. Sealants, on the other hand, are usually applied as a paste and form a seal between the wall and the ground to prevent water ingress.

Damp proofing for Internal and External Walls

Damp proofing prevents moisture damage such as peeling paint and crumbling plaster by keeping moisture out of the walls through the use of damp treatments. It can also prevent the growth of mould and fungus in a building. Damp proofing is often used when converting basements into living spaces, but it can also protect other parts of a building from moisture damage caused by poor drainage or inadequate ventilation. If left untreated, moisture can lead to further problems, such as dry rot and the deterioration of timber treatments.

Expert Damp Proofing and Treatments

If you’re looking for a reliable, affordable contractor to provide damp proofing, damp treatments, or brickwork services, Paramount Pointing Contractors based in Manchester and operating throughout the UK is the company for you. We have 25 years of experience in the industry, and we’re dedicated to providing our clients with quality services that exceed their expectations. Our team of experts can help you with any damp-related issue, from rising damp to penetrating damp, as well as timber treatments and the prevention of dry rot.

Contact Us Today

At Paramount Pointing Ltd, we specialise in providing high-quality damp proofing services for both internal and external walls. Our team of experts has years of experience in identifying and treating all types of damp, from rising damp to penetrating damp. We offer a range of solutions, including damp proof membranes, coatings, and sealants, as well as structural waterproofing for long-lasting protection. Whether you’re dealing with damp on your internal walls or need structural waterproofing to protect your building, we can help. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.