Don’t Let Damp Ruin Your Property

Stopping Penetrating and Water Ingress to Your Property

In most cases, the source of penetrating damp comes from outside the building. External moisture finds its way into the property, often in the form of water ingress, allowing the damp to thrive. At Apollo Damp Proofing Ltd, in Beckenham, Kent, our team use many years of experience in the industry to advise and act on examples of penetrating damp.

Moisture Entrance Points

One of the most common causes of moisture entry is exterior walls with render that has cracked, allowing for water to ingress to the inner walls. Where the exterior walls are made from bricks, the brickwork may have mortar missing or badly decayed brickwork. Other factors may include leaking or damaged guttering or damaged roofs that have allowed water to ingress through cavity walls. Other points of entry include where chimneys have been removed and down chimney pots that have not been capped.

How Do I Know If I Have Penetrating Damp?

Penetrating damp will cause random wet patches to appear on the inner walls, usually at higher levels. There may also be yellow staining marks where the wall has dried after being wet from rainfall. This staining will come from the plaster. Below you will find two different examples of penetrating damp:

An Exterior Wall with Penetrating Damp

The wall will look darker in places and may have staining marks.

Penetrating Damp to an Inner Wall

Wet patches may form, or you could see a complete wet patch at any level.

Contact us now, in Beckenham, Kent, to learn about the methods we use to prevent water ingress and penetrating damp.

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