What is Structural Damp?
Structural damp refers to the state a property finds itself in having allowed damp to become a structural issue. This, as our other pages on the varying kinds of damp affecting properties explain, is either the result of penetration of damp from outside the building or condensation issues from within.
Structural Damp – the problems it causes
Structural damp is a major issue in any building. By its very nature it refers to the presence of unwanted water, often in great volume, which can not only damage the structural integrity of a building but also cause damage to property and even more seriously lead to the perfect habitat for various kinds of fungi or mould that can have a serious detrimental impact on health and even lead to ‘sick building syndrome’, which is defined by the NHS as “a condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation.”
Signs that Structural Damp has set in
- Water, salt and mould stains on walls and skirting boards
- Peeling and odorous wallpaper
- Plaster and paint issues
- Poor indoor air quality – perhaps you have noticed persistent coughs or breathing issues
- Crumbling of mortar and brickwork outside the property
Getting Structural Damp checked
It is vital that if structural damp is suspected that a survey is carried out as soon as possible. At Damp 2 Dry we pride ourselves on the comprehensive nature of our surveys and as such feel we are perfectly placed to help you get your property on the road to recovery.
Arrange a Structural Damp Survey
If you are in Yorkshire or the surrounding areas Damp 2 Dry will be delighted to help. The first step is to arrange an appointment here so that one of our expert surveyors can come and assess any damage and pinpoint the right remedial action. If you would like to talk to someone on the phone, our dedicated team are on hand to answer your questions.
Phone us on 01226 419027 or 07411 947324 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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