Damp Floor

Damp is a silent demon that could wreak mayhem on your house if not properly handled. Frequently exhibiting itself in dark emanations and awful smells and capable of performing despicable acts without you suspecting anything. As soon as it is noticed, it is eminent you take measures to reverse your damp problems. Proper air circulation is often the first step to help eradicate the prominence of damp in your home. At ACE, we are very familiar with sub-floor ventilation requirements and can advise you on a range of solutions to your sub-floor needs.

Houses breathe through the porous materials used for surfaces, floors and roofs. Covering external and interior surfaces of impermeable layers may increase this hazard. Since the majority of old buildings were designed with solid walls without damp proof courses and originally had inadequate roofing, water and moisture could easily penetrate. Below are some factors that cause damp floor.

  1. Inadequate Air Circulation
    • One of the most common causes of damp floor is poor ventilation.
    • Buildings need to “breathe” and also depend on airflow.
    • Anything that impedes the movement of air through your home hinders moisture from escaping or evaporating and leads to damp.
  2. Sub-floor Obstructions
    • Obstructed debris hinders the ventilation quality and effectiveness in your sub-floor. This will then contribute to rising damp.
  3. Inadequate Drainage
    • This is common around the home’s perimeter. Such as garden beds or sloping grounds.
  4. Condensation Dampness
    • This type of dampness is usually found in wet areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. We recommend installing high quality and effective exhaust fans in these areas.
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