For most homeowners, finding out your property has damp is usually when it's been left untreated for a while. Many people don’t know the early signs of damp and how to prevent it, and when damp is extreme and spreading throughout your home it can be difficult to contain. Our team receive regular enquiries about what to look out for with rising damp, but what about penetrating damp?
What does it mean when we talk about damp proofing your property? Damp proofing is a general term that covers a variety of treatments that we install in order to prevent damp problems surfacing in your home. However, damp proofing is commonly interpreted to refer to the installation of a damp proof course to your walls.
Everyone often talks about the energy and therefore money saving benefits of having cavity wall insulation installed. What is often less discussed is the potential that it has to cause damp and mould problems in your home when incorrectly installed. So, what is cavity wall insulation and how can it cause damp?