When a homeowner in Bolton, Manchester noticed some alarming signs of dampness in their property, they knew they had to act fast. They contacted Damp2Dry Solutions, a trusted company with years of experience in dealing with damp-related issues.
The homeowner was worried about the discolouration, musty odours, and deteriorating wall surfaces that suggested a serious case of rising damp within the property.
Survey and Diagnosis
Damp2Dry Solutions wasted no time in conducting a thorough survey to determine the extent and the root cause of the damp problem.
They discovered that the property was indeed suffering from rising damp, a condition where moisture rises up through the walls due to the lack of or failure of a damp-proof course (DPC).
- Installation of Damp-Proof Course (DPC): To stop the moisture from climbing up the walls, Damp2Dry Solutions recommended installing an effective damp-proof course. They offered various methods, such as chemical injection or physical DPC installation, depending on the property’s specific needs.
- Remediation of Affected Areas: To repair the damage caused by the dampness, Damp2Dry Solutions carefully removed the affected plaster and re-plastered the walls with a waterproof render and plaster mix. This step aimed to restore the appearance and integrity of the walls and prevent any further moisture penetration.
- Ventilation and Moisture Control: To maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor environment, Damp2Dry Solutions suggested implementing adequate ventilation systems, such as airbricks or improved airflow mechanisms. This would help regulate the moisture levels and avoid future instances of rising damp.
Execution and Outcome
Damp 2 Dry Solutions carried out the proposed solutions with skill and professionalism. They installed the damp-proof course and remediated the affected areas in a timely and efficient manner.
The results were impressive, as the subsequent inspections showed a marked improvement, with a significant reduction in dampness. The walls looked as good as new, and the property was safeguarded against the recurrence of rising damp.
Thanks to the expertise and effective solutions provided by Damp2Dry Solutions, the rising damp issue in the Bolton, Manchester property was successfully resolved.
The homeowner was delighted with the outcome, as the installation of the damp-proof course and the associated remediation measures not only fixed the immediate problem but also ensured the long-term protection of the property against rising damp. They could now enjoy a drier and healthier living space.