Water ingress, also known as penetrating damp, is an issue that can occur in properties with brick or stone walls. It is more commonly seen in older properties but it can be found in all types of buildings. If left unresolved, it can cause considerable damage to plaster, masonry and timber.

The team at Anke Damp Proofing treats penetrating damp properly. We get to the root of the problem and resolve the issue effectively.

Our team has years of experience and is highly trained and qualified. Contact us to survey your penetrating damp issue in London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridge.

What is Penetrating Damp?

Penetrating damp is simply water seeping through the walls in patches caused by a fault or damage to the building. It’s usually rainwater but it can also be groundwater or waste water.

The types of things that can cause damp are numerous but commonly include leaking guttering, broken downpipes, inadequate pointing, faulty chimney stacks and cracked rendering. It’s not always immediately obvious what is causing the penetrating damp, but we inspect everything thoroughly to identify the cause.

Without professional identification, the damp problem will not be resolved properly.

How to Spot Penetrating Damp

If you see damp areas on walls or ceilings, chimney breast, or around windows, you have probably got penetrating damp. Stains on the external walls, crumbling plaster, and mould build-up all indicate that you have a damp issue that should be treated.

We can identify the type of damp in your home and treat it professionally. We are honest and reliable, and won’t push you to buy something you don’t need.

Our surveyors don’t work on commission and simply want to provide the right advice for your damp problems.

Treating Penetrating Damp

Treatment for penetrating damp begins with identifying the cause of the issue and the fault to the building. We have qualified surveyors with years of experience identifying damp. Once we have diagnosed the cause, we fix the damage to stop the damp issue.

Next, the damage caused by the damp will be assessed. There may be rotting timbers or plaster damage that should be repaired to make the building good.

Finally, treatment is required to waterproof the bricks and masonry affected by the damp. It provides protection against further damage and additional water ingress.

Professional Penetrating Damp Treatment

Our processes have been refined over the years to ensure the most effective treatment is completed with the minimum fuss and mess.

The team at Anke are available to help with penetrating damp issues in all types of buildings.

Contact us to arrange a survey and advice on the damp treatment required.