Damp proofing, wood rot and woodworm treatment in Fife needs to be carried out by a damp proof specialist.
Damp Proof Specialist Fife: What Is Damp Proofing
Damp proofing is the protective process to ensure moisture cannot pass through walls in contact with the ground or floors.
There are many different causes of damp within properties.
Our damp proofing specialists have been solving our customer’s damp problems.
Our experienced surveyors are fully trained and qualified to diagnose the exact cause of the problem and, if necessary, provide a treatment plan to remedy it.
If you are concerned about damp in your home or commercial premises then our expert team are on hand to help, get in touch with us by calling us today.
Does My Property Need Damp Proofing
Damp proofing will effectively prevent problems developing into more serious damp issues. The most common form of damp problems are caused by condensation, rain penetration, rising damp or damp from high ground levels.
The damp problems mentioned above can cause all of the following:
- Timber decay
- Compromised structural integrity
- Damage to walls, fixtures and furniture
- Heat loss and energy inefficiency
- Breaking down of internal plaster and decorations
- Health implications caused by black mould
What Does Damp Signs Look Like
Often damp problems can go unnoticed in your property, but there are tell-tale signs of damp which verify whether or not there’s a damp problem:
Signs of damp on the inside of a property
- Damp musty smells
- Paint cracking or deteriorating
- Damp marks around chimney breast
- Damp stains, damp mould or salt residue on walls
- Staining of wall coverings
- Rusting nails or screws
- Evidence of dry rot fungal growth on walls and structural timber
- A discoloured or white tidemark on walls, indicating rising damp
Signs of a damp problem outside of your property
- Water marks on walls
- Salt stains on walls
- Moss or vegetation growing on the exterior of buildings
If you notice any of the following signs of damp listed above in your property it is likely that you will need assistance from a damp proof specialist expert to get your property back to full health.
Will damp damage my property?
Although it might not be noticeable, over time damp will cause structural problems – the presence of fungi in wood often causes wet rot and dry rot problems, which leads to the weakening of structural timber. It also provides ideal conditions for woodworm to thrive, and can cause unsightly and unhealthy mould problems to develop.
The longer damp infests, the worse a woodworm, wet rot or dry rot problem will become and the greater damage caused to a property’s structure.
If you spot any signs of damp on your property, you should contact LC Joinery to arrange a professional damp survey to identify the cause, and give advice on treatments and solutions.