Dampness

Dampness

Dampness is the seepage of water and the resultant wet/humid conditions prevalent on the wall. This is very conducive for the growth of Fungi (interior surfaces) or Algae (exterior surfaces). The problem affects new and old houses alike, if it is not addressed appropriately. Dampness can lead to blistering, discoloration and paint peel off, if it is not resolved.

Checking Dampness

• If you hold your palm on the seeping cement surface, you can feel the dampness.
• Many a times, they are visible as water spots or marks on the wall surface.

Causes

Solutions

Poor Waterproofing Adopt better water proofing solutions
Poor Sealing of Cement Surface and Exterior cracks. Make appropriate structural changes, if the surface is dilapidated or damaged.

Flag Counter

0