Damp patches on walls?
However, the first thing to do is find out what kind of damp is affecting your home.
By knowing the real problem it is easier to get what is needed done.
Damp is commonly caused by condensation, rising damp, leaks or penetrating damp.
Damp patches on internal walls might contradict this. Why? It is because in some cases it is not easy to determine the real cause of the damage. It could be caused by many different things especially in some older houses.
In some cases a damp patch is caused in a cavity wherein debris is dropped down and is placed between cavity walls. This can result to a serious damage to property especially to the appearance of your home. That is why it is necessary to know the difference between the old houses and new houses in order to apply the appropriate solution to the problem appearing in your home.
Repair might not be enough to treat your home but painting as well would make it a lot better. Before painting your house, make sure to follow simple steps to have the damage treated properly.
First, you ,must remove all the affected areas until the bricks are exposed,treat with an appropriate cleaner to get rid of salts etc ,then you can apply water proofing coating. Next plaster the treated area again using a mortal mixed with waterproofing compound and let it dry out. Lastly, paint the repaired area after the application of the normal base to get rid of wall dampness totally.
In most cases doing the repair is time consuming therefore it is best for you to contact a professional to do the job with less hassle. Here at www.mjgroofing.co.uk with over thirty years in the maintenance industry we can provide the knowledge and skills to complete your work in good time and to a high standard,call us or fill out the contact form to arrange a free no obligation survey and quote.