DAMP PROOFING ADVICE
With the high level of rainfall in the UK, the average home is subjected to a lot of rainwater, so it is no surprise that damp can become a big problem for many. 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. Damp 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:
Lack of a damp proof course in old houses
Failure of the damp proof course
External ground levels that are higher than the damp proof course
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 Treatments For Damp Problems
Newton's product range consists of BBA certified damp proofing products to provide a comprehensive solution for damp problems.
Much like the best waterproofing solutions, the best damp proofing solutions use different products in combination to form the most comprehensive defence possible. Always feel free to contact our technical department on 01732 360 095 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist in ascertaining the cause of your damp problem, and recommend the most suitable combination of products for your project.
The Newtonite Damp Proofing System now contains a comprehensive range of products that can be utilised in different combinations dependent on the scenario. For example, Newton Damp Proofing membranes can be used together with Newton 804-DPC where the wait time for the wall to dry out is not practical, or as an alternative to direct rendering with Newton 808-RA render. Newton also recognise that in some situations it will not always be possible, practical or recommended to inject a new DPC and a wall membrane will be the only solution in many circumstances.
Collectively, the products within the Newtonite System make it possible to deal with all forms of dampness, from rising damp to penetrating damp, residual hygroscopic damp to condensation, and provide the client with a fully BBA certified solution.
Below Ground Damp Problems
If your damp problems are in a basement or cellar area, a full waterproofing system is essential to protect your property against water. Please see this article for more information about our basement waterproofing solutions: Basement Waterproofing: An Overview
Damp Proofing Shop
You can buy the Newton 803 Newtonite Damp Proof Membrane for next day delivery via our Online Damp Proofing Shop. The rolls of membrane can be bought either individually or as part of our ready made Damp Proofing Packs, which contain all of the ancillaries that you will need and are available to cover areas of 7.5m², 10m², 15m² and 40m².