Damp on internal walls can look very unsightly, often causes a bad smell in the house, and can cause permanent damage to plaster, paint and finishes. It can also be bad for our health, aggravating respiratory problems and encouraging the emergence of mites and mould. Damp proofing internal walls is essential for walls affected by damp – but firstly it is important to identify the cause of the damp problems.
Identifying The Cause Of The Dampness
Common damp problems and possible causes include:Rising Damp
- Lack of a damp proof course in old houses
- Failure of the damp proof course
- Ground levels that are higher than the internal floor level
- Cracked masonry
- Poor pointing
- Defective rainwater goods such as gutters or downpipes
- Penetration from driving rain
- Poorly ventilated rooms
- Areas of high humidity e.g. bathrooms
- The appearance of mould on the walls
Newton Damp Proofing Membranes
Newton damp proof membranes are made from High Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene which means that they are impervious to moisture and moisture vapour. The surface of the membranes are formed into a stud formation – this ‘egg box’ stud profile is a major advantage when treating damp. The stud profile allows moisture to evaporate from the wall unhindered which means that there is no danger of the dampness being guided else where which is a risk with some other systems.
All our damp proof membranes and ancillaries are available to buy online. You can buy 10m², 15m² and 40m² damp proofing packs with all the required ancillaries.
Further Information and Installers
If you would like a list of installers in your area who can offer insured guarantees for the installation of Newton damp proof membranes, please ring 01732 360 095, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online form Request Nationwide Damp Proofing and Basement Waterproofing Contractors.