Rain penetration or penetrating damp occurs when water finds its way inside the house. This could either occur through skirting boards, windows or doors although defects in the roof could also cause this. In older properties as well as those around the sea or open to the elements are some of the regions that penetrating damp is more likely to occur. It could lead to bigger problems such as dry rot infestation if the penetrating damp is not identified early and cause even bigger defects. Here are some of the common ways that show your house has penetrating damp: black mold with musty smell or mildew on skirting boards or walls. Secondly, an inclusion on the upper floors, damp patches or water drips on walls, floors, ceilings which worsens in heavy rain. Thirdly, cold rooms and disintegrated stained or blistered plaster. Fourthly, rotting skirting boards or floors, badly fitted door frames and faulty joints between windows in houses that are constructed poorly leaves the house with numerous imperfections. Finally burst water pipes or defective plumbing issues.
How to fix it
When you identify penetrating damp in your house it is your role to ensure that it is totally fixed in the correct way. Using natural ventilation according to damp specialists damp issues can be normally eliminated with a barrier between the wall and the damp. This can be done using an eco-friendly solution which is chemical-free known as the Schrivjer System.
All the work is undertaken outside so no additional decorating is required. Just above skirting board level a series of small handmade elements are fixed to the outside wall of your property. Therefore, a deposition within the element caused by the moisture from the interior wall occurs thus taking it out. Thus resulting in continuous protection and lower humidity levels of in the house.