Penetrating Damp is usually caused by water moving through walls from the outside of the building.
There are a number of signs to help determine if your property has penetrating damp, which include:
There are two main causes of Penetrating Damp:
Before Rentokil undertakes any work, a surveyor will carry out a thorough inspection to establish the need for and the extent of the waterproofing system required and will also:
Penetrating Damp can impact on the environment in your property but there are various treatments available to correct this potentially harmful occurrence.
We offer Single Membrane and Cementitious Tanking system solutions to treat Penetrating Damp caused by high external ground levels.
These solutions will provide a dry internal wall surface, making the cellar or basement rooms of your property habitable again.
If the problem is caused by building defects, these can be easily repaired by a competent builder and/or plumber. Once the wall has dried out and there is no damage to plaster or decay in timbers, then you can re-decorate.
If the problem is caused by lateral penetrating damp, the most effective solution is to lower the external ground level abutting the wall. This is often impractical and very costly.
Get further technical information from our Penetrating Damp Treatment leaflet (pdf).