Damp or dampness also called structural dampness, this is unwanted moisture in the structure of a building. It is the result of intrusion from the outside or condensation from within the structure. A high proportion of damp problems in buildings are caused by ambient climate. Dependent factors of condensation and rain penetration.
Symptoms of Dampness
Dampness cause secondary damage to a building. The unwanted moisture enables growth of various fungi in wood, Causing dit or health issues. Plaster and paint starts to peel off and loosens from the wall.
Stains appear from the water. Salts and mould. Steel and iron starts to rust. The air quality is poor as well, That can cause respiratory illness, In extreme cases, Mortar or plaster may fall away from the wall.
How to Prevent and Treat
Damp areas can be prevented by the use of waterproof or damp proof. There are many approaches to the treatment of dampness in existing buildings. There are different possible treatments for specific types of dampness.