Dammproofing and Remedial Specialist Plastering for all Devon and Cornwall
Plasterwork is often the first sign something is wrong
Wall plaster can act almost like blotting paper and can be highly susceptible to both internal and external sources of Damp or moisture. Wall plaster becomes contaminated with Dampness from walls, floors and the atmosphere and the presence of a damp stain or salting on the surface of the plaster is a sure sign that something is going on that needs professional investigation. There are many reasons for the appearance of damp, Rising Damp, Penetrating Damp, Condensation, Escape of Water, Flooding or Residual Dampness being the principle causes.The key to dealing with Damp Plaster is to identify the source of moisture and rectify it wherever possible. Once the source of moisture has been dealt with consideration may need to be given to the replacement of the wall plaster, either in a like material or by selection of an appropriate remedial system.
Plastering determines the success of Dampproofing
The importance of the re-plastering works cannot be over-emphasised. It must be considered as important as the remedial dampproofing, indeed, if not more important. Once the source of the damp has effectively been removed, what remains are hygroscopic salts. They are efficient at absorbing water from the surrounding environment, and as a result plasters and masonry may remain damp even though the source of moisture which caused the build up of the salt has been eliminated. There are many different types of plaster available, but the most commonly used remedial plasters are those incorporating a 'waterproofer ' or 'salt inhibitor' or a combination of both. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to use specialist renovating plasters that are specifically manufactured for certain situations. South West Wall Coatings will ensure you are given the correct advice and solutions, all our work is supported with an insurance backed guarantee, so when we leave so do your damp problems.
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