The movement of water through walls from the exterior of the building is one of the main causes of penetrating damp, and if your property has been the victim of this, there are a number of ways that you can identify it.
Some of the typical symptoms that you might find include:
- Localised dampness – High or low level patches of dampness which don’t look likely to dry out.
- Development of mould – With a musty odour, mould can often look aesthetically displeasing and cause damage to the décor of your property.
- Plaster damage – Plaster can either disintegrate, show signs of salts or blister.
- Rot on skirting boards and floor timbers – Wet rot can occur when dampness starts in these areas.