Dampness caused by condensation occurs when the temperature inside the home is warmer than that outdoors; the air becomes unable to hold the moisture and tiny drops of water appear, usually a result of poor home insulation.
Damage caused by condensation dampness.
• Mould • Unhealthy air and bad odours • Excessive use of indoor heating • Air moisture •Respiratory diseases
Rising damp is part of a natural process whereby water and mineral salts in the subsoil rise up through the foundations. As this humidity rises up from the soil (capillarity), it usually begins to appear on ground floors and basements.
• Saltpetre and mould on walls.
• Paint and cladding peel off.
• Higher consumption of heating to counteract humidity.
• Electrical installation problems.
Moisture by filtration is caused because water from the outside penetrates into the interior of the building appearing on walls or ceilings. This type of moisture affects especially basements, storage rooms, garages, parking lots, and semi-buried pots, and usually happens when there is poor waterproofing or not proper insulation.
•Damage to furniture •Bad odours •Yellow stains •Peeling paint