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      From bubbling paint to cracked plaster and even mould, damp appears in many forms and, if inside your home, can have negative effects on your health, and those with lung-related illnesses will be at even more risk. Besides the fact that it looks terrible when outside, damp will erode plaster, saturate the wall and eventually cause damp internally.

      Structural issues, such as damaged guttering, roofing, or wall cracks, are generally the cause of penetrating damp problems. As the building ages, the damp course barrier deteriorates, allowing moisture to rise from the ground up into your walls, which then causes both internal and external damp.

      This makes damp proofing essential for ensuring maximum durability and longevity of any building, whether residential, commercial, or industrial.


      Why Damp Proofing Is Important?

      The most important element in keeping the building strong for a long time is to reduce or maintain the entry of moisture in the building from roofs, floors, or walls. Dampness is usually the presence of moisture in the structure. The dampness reduces the integrity and strength of the structure and creates unhygienic conditions. So, in the construction or designing of buildings, the damp proof course or damp protection is quite necessary. DPC or damp-proof course is the main method to reduce dampness in the structure by restricting the entry of moisture in the structure.

      What causes damp?

      Damp occurs when there is excess unwanted moisture in the air that has no way of escaping. Excess moisture can be caused by steam when cooking, drying clothes inside the home, and perspiration caused through showering and bathing. Any building or plumbing problems that allow water/moisture into the property can lead to damp problems. The most common factors that allow moisture into a property include poor ventilation, a leaking roof, failed damp proof course, and plumbing problems such as a leaking washing machine or dishwasher.