Damp Proofing Services
At Chief Plastering we deal with a range of damp issues, which are explained in detail below. We are based in Hove, but cover Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex area. If you would like us to provide a free quote, please get in touch.
Rising Damp – is often caused by the incorrect or failure of the DPC. Raised external ground levels can cause the originals Dpc to be bridged. The internally rising groundwater saturates walls and causes damage to building materials. The common signs of this are mould, peeling and blistering of paint, discolouration and damage to render. Some of the older properties have no DPC in place at all.
Penetrating Damp – Rain water penetrating directly through the exterior walls and visibly showing internally through discolouration and damage to the paintwork such as blistering, peeling and flaking. Blocked and leaking gutters and downpipes often lead to penetrating damp and can easily be fixed. When the exterior wall or existing render isn’t weathertight damp will occur. This can be rectified by installing a new render system and certain weathering products.