Year: 2017

Different Dampness Protection Methods in Building Construction

Blog | December 8th, 2017

Moisture safeguards exist to create impervious shells around buildings. If that dampness protection system operates as designed, there’s no chance of an ugly leak running down an interior wall, and there’s certainly no way the water can drip-drop through a ceiling. Still, walls are built to stop the bright sun and the cold wind, not […]

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Subfloor Ventilation and Its Benefits in Home Construction

Blog | December 4th, 2017

Here at Damp Controllers we understand that you are going to eventually run into problems with your home. If you live in an area that is particularly prone to moisture, then you need to start considering the possibility of damp getting into your house. A damp floor can lead to moisture build-up which eventually will […]

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Why Rising Damp Can Cause Respiratory Problems

Blog | November 7th, 2017

Rising damp is a condition that causes excess moisture to accumulate not only in the structure’s foundation but also in the rest of it. The problem with this is that the structure can suffer damage to the point of the foundation, framework and walls weakening, but also your health may be negatively affected since this […]

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On-Site Inspection before Mould Cleaning and Removal

Blog | November 1st, 2017

Mould is a type of fungus that grows in a moist, warm environment inside a structure when there is inadequate ventilation or damp rising. Common places for this to occur are the basement or crawlspace, bathrooms, laundry rooms or kitchens, but any area of the house can be a breeding ground for mould when conditions […]

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Signs That Your Home May Be Contaminated With Moulds

Blog | October 22nd, 2017

Often times, homeowners live side by side with mould without knowing it since it can grow in hidden places as well as visible ones. If their homes are overly damp, it only takes a few mould spores for a problem with mould to grow and thrive. The issue with this is that mould can contaminate […]

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How a Subfloor Ventilation System Can Provide a Healthier Home Environment

Blog | October 11th, 2017

To prevent unnecessary dampness and the negative results from it in your home, you need to take preventative measures at your house. While providing the interior of the foundation with a waterproof layer on the walls is a start, adding a subfloor ventilation system enhances your damp-proofing efforts in a highly efficient fashion. In fact, […]

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Reasons Why You Should Damp Proof Your Home

Blog | September 27th, 2017

When you own a house, there are many aspects of it that require constant care to ensure that it stays in ideal condition. An example of this is the prevention of rising damp coming up the foundation walls and at times up into the other parts of the house. The only way to safeguard your […]

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What Happens When Rising Damp Is Ignored?

Blog | September 7th, 2017

Rising damp or salt damp occurs in structures with malfunctioning or insufficient moisture prevention. The dampness will continue up the foundation and into the other parts of the house when left alone. For this reason, you must act quickly when you see the first signs of this occurring in your structure. We provide you with […]

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