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Penetrating Damp Treatment

Before any treatment of penetrating damp can be considered, the cause of the problem needs to be found. Some causes can be damaged brickwork, porous bricks or building defects.

Depending on the cause of penetrating damp, different treatments have to be considered. When building defects are the reason of penetrating damp, the solution is to correct these defects as soon as possible.

Applying Stormdry by brush

If, however, penetrating damp is caused by porous bricks or damaged masonry, other treatments have to be considered. To stop penetrating damp affecting masonry, bricks can be treated with Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream. Stormdry is a colourless [1] water-repellent treatment for brick, stone, masonry and concrete. The treatment is applied in a single coat by brush or roller and protects the substrate from penetrating damp for 25 years.

Faulty mortar must be repointed

Faulty pointing can be fixed with a choice of Stormdry Repointing Additives. Stormdry Repointing Additive No.1 is recommended for normal repointing requirements. However, if an enhanced flood protection is desired, Stormdry Repointing Additive No.2 should be chosen.

Call us on 01403 210204 or submit an enquiry for further information on treating penetrating damp or to request a free sample tube of Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream.

Penetrating Damp Treatment: Cost

The cost of treating penetrating damp depends on the size of the affected area and the severity of the problem.

Where the problem is simply a case of porous building materials, a treatment with Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream may suffice.

In some situations, however, repointing parts or whole walls might be necessary. Cracks or movement in walls may also need to be stabilised using the Brickfix range.

Finally, internal renovations might have to be considered, depending on the impact penetrating damp had on decorations. There is a range of different damp-proof replastering options available including Dryzone Renovation Plasters, Dryzone Express Replastering and Drybase Flex.

All of these extra factors can add to the overall cost of treatment and rectification. Call us on 01403 210204 or submit an enquiry for help with estimating the cost of treating penetrating damp in your house or for us to refer you to a specialist contractor.

[1] Application of Stormdry Masonry protection Cream may cause some slight darkening to certain substrates. Although this will usually fade over time, a small, representative and inconspicuous test area should always be treated before full treatment begins.

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For more information call 01403 210204