What is Penetrating Damp?
Penetrating Damp caused by structural defects may lead directly or indirectly to the presence of dampness on internal surfaces. Typical examples are:
How can I tell if I have penetrating damp?
Look around inside your home, do you have watermarks, stains or mould on your walls? Does it get worse during wet weather?
Look at the outside of your home, is there algae on walls around guttering and downpipes?
Penetrating damp is far more common in older properties, which have solid walls. A new build property with cavity walls offers more protection and is less likely to suffer from this type of defect.