As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to people telling us we need things. From the latest gadget to the best time saving or productivity solution, it’s easy to get trapped into pouring money into things before we see their full benefit.

We understand that often the process of damp proofing is a case of trusting the experts, and we also understand that it’s a considerable investment. In this blog post, we look at the obvious improvements you’ll see in your home with the correct damp proofing installed, and why investing in the right products will save you both time and money further down the line.

Improvements From Damp Proofing Your Home

As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to people telling us we need things. From the latest gadget to the best time saving or productivity solution, it’s easy to get trapped into pouring money into things before we see their full benefit.

We understand that often the process of damp proofing is a case of trusting the experts. We also understand that it’s a considerable investment. In this post, we look at the obvious improvements you’ll see in your home with the correct damp proofing installed, and why investing in the right products will save you both time and money further down the line.

Smell

Damp and moisture in the home can easily lead to mould. If left untreated, this will turn into a problem which spreads around the home, creating a musty and dank atmosphere. You will experience an unpleasant smell around the house.  One of the positive things about this is that with the right ventilation the problem is often alleviated. It doesn’t  cost a fortune to repair as long as the right damp proofing products are used and it is carried out by a qualified damp proofing expert.

Appearance

The appearance of your home will be greatly improved if you employ damp proofing in the right areas. It’ll enable you to decorate properly. As you won’t be trying to paint or decorate over patches of damp, the work you do will last a lot longer and not crack, ripple or degrade with time. Over the long term this will save you money on products, too.

Value of your Home

Damp is a persistent problem, and if not treated properly, it will be a reoccurring feature of your property. Improving the value of your home is easily achievable with the right damp proofing solutions. The people taking it on or the new homeowners will be more confident about the sale and move if they know damp issues have been dealt with professionally.

Health Issues

If there is anyone in your family who suffers from health issues including breathing difficulties, they are likely to see huge improvements in their quality of life if damp is eradicated. The mildew and mould that can grow as a result of damp conditions affects the respiratory system and while many of the symptoms aren’t life threatening, they are likely to cause suffering for even the most fit and healthy of individuals.

Prevent Structural Issues

Although damp can of course create issues internally within the home, it is the structural problems which can cause the more fundamental long term damage. Having the right waterproofing or damp proofing installed can prevent cracks, subsidence and dry & wet rot – it will ensure less expensive remedial works further down the line and allow you to live in a greater degree of comfort and security. Always be sure to get a qualified and trusted contractor if work is required on your home.


We understand that making a decision on a damp proofing project can be hard. However, the short and long term benefits of professional damp proofing make it worthwhile. This post has touched on the many improvements you will see if you install damp proofing in your home, but for more expert and in depth advice feel free to contact us to see how we can help.

T: 0117 982 3282
E: sales@permagard.co.uk

 

Browse our Damp Proofing Products. Or if you think you have damp, you can find out what type of damp it is by reading our post. As well as using damp proofing membranes, you can also use liquid epoxy damp proof membranes  for concrete floors to act as a barrier to moisture.