Damp Problems FAQs

How long should I wait prior to replastering?

You are able to replaster immediately after walls have been treated with a damp proof course if you wish. The specification of the render to be applied is extremely important and the use of incorrect materials could invalidate your guarantee. Our replastering specification is available upon request. For advice, please call the office, and we can answer any queries, or provide a quotation for Property Conservation Services Ltd to replaster for you.

The predominate reason that building materials biodegrade is because they are affected by water, known as water ingress. This can lead to serious damp related problems for a property which is why it’s fundamental to the preservation and maintenance of all buildings that they remain as watertight as possible.

Any defect permitting access of moisture into the fabric of a building must be remedied or treated to prevent further entry of water, and the area affected by water dried out. In order to identify defects that can lead to water ingress and to identify areas within the building that are at risk of fungal decay, a detailed inspection should be undertaken by a competent specialist who will carry out an external and internal investigation of the property.