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DAMP PROOFING

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Rising Damp is when water from the ground seeps through your walls and floors.  This causes plaster to lose its bond with the wall.

 

 

What will it look like?

specialistservices_clip_image008Common signs will be flaky paint, stains on the wall surface and even a damp smell.

Where will it be? This can occur on any wall in your house.  The most common areas include around bay windows or external walls. How to fix it?

 

 

specialistservicesAA continuous water repellent barrier is created using a specialist damp proofing cream.  This cream is injected into the mortar course at regular intervals.

By having the correct blend of ingredients this damp proofing cream provides an effective continuous water repellent layer.

In line with BS6576: 2005 Code of Practice for Installation of Chemical Damp-proof Courses, it is essential that any wall plaster contaminated by the rising damp is removed and replaced.

Once the damp-proofing cream has been injected a period of time is required to allow the wall to dry out.  During this time any remaining damp already within the wall but not visibly seen will seep through to the plaster.  This will allow the full extent of damage to be seen and ensure the replacement plaster covers all parts of the wall affected by the rising damp. Industry best practice advises allowing approximately 2 to 3 months for the drying period.  However this will be case specific.

Totally Plastered Internal Wall Insulation Systems

Do you have a cold wall in your house?

Heat always flows from a warm area to a cold area.  The heat in your home can be lost by passing through the walls of your house to the colder air outside.

The amount and rate of heat lost will depend on the makeup of your walls and whether they are insulated.

Totally Plastered Insulation Systems can be installed to reduce the rate at which the heat escapes through your walls.  By reducing the heat loss these insulation systems will keep your house warmer, save you money on your heating bills and are better for the environment.

Internal wall – Mechanically fixed wall insulation

Un –insulated solid walls will release more heat than un-insulated cavity walls.  Therefore if your house has solid walls it is particularly important to install insulation.

To insulate the walls a coating of specialised material will be installed on the wall.  This material will be made of special fibres, which cause heat to pass through them at a very slow rate.

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Some homes have a particular wall that is loosing more heat than others.  This is usually detected by the wall being cold to the touch or having condensation problems.

Installing one of our tailored installation systems can reduce this heat loss. Although these systems can be installed throughout your home, they are very commonly installed in garages to turn them into an extra room, gym or studio for example.

For more technical information on the above wall systems: www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk