Penetrating Damp Treatment During Winter

Wall coating for penetrating damp treatment

Penetrating damp is a common problem in buildings but it’s not one that should be ignored and once caught the problem should be solved as soon as possible to prevent any future or further issues.

What causes penetrating damp?

The cause of penetrating damp is simply down to water and moisture from outside penetrating through the walls causing the dampening damage inside.

It’s not just the ground floor penetrating damp can effect, it can be a problem for a property on any level whether on the first floor of a house or 12th floor of a flat. Although damp can affect all levels you should be aware of the fact that it is known to be more prevalent higher up.

The most common causes for penetrating damp include:

  • Porous Walls
  • Spalled Bricks
  • Degraded Mortar
  • Building Defects

All of the above are reasons why penetrating damp can affect your property so it’s always a good idea to ensure your home isn’t being affected by any of these defects.

How does wall coating help?

Once the damage is already done it will need resolving with a penetrating damp treatment but you shouldn’t stop there thinking it won’t occur again as it can.

All Weather Coating offers a full damp-proof treatment which eradicates the chance of it happening again.

Our wall coating is made of the highest quality porous paint which not only decorates the exterior walls but also protects them against any weather conditions. The wall coating doesn’t allow any cracking, peeling or chipping to take place. It’s a breathable coating which allows any water or moisture to escape from the walls but not enter therefore stopping the potential effects of penetrating damp.

Once applied you’ll never have to consider decorating or painting the exterior of your home again, we’re so sure of the materials and methods we use we provide up to a 25-year guarantee so there is always that extra peace of mind our work will protect your property for years to come.  

Call in the professionals

The extent of the work we carry out when completing a penetrating damp treatment along with our high-quality wall coating isn’t a DIY option, wall coating is more than just a lick of paint and requires experience to be highly effective.

Our experts are here to help and protect your home for years to come, we never want you to have to paint again. By opting for our service not only are you weatherproofing your home and stopping any potential damp becoming an issue you’re also saving yourself time, effort and money in the long-run by it being an application that is maintenance free.

For more information on our penetrating damp treatment and how our wall coating works and will benefit your home contact us; we can even provide you with a FREE quote and survey.

Most common exterior paint problems

Wall Coating for a Hampton Property with exterior paint problems

Exterior paints have to be made of hardier stuff than their interior relatives. They have to be able to endure everything the weather can throw at them – whether that’s freezing cold or blisteringly hot temperatures, adverse weather conditions or even the more mundane, everyday occurrences of buffeting wind and rain. Because of these combative conditions, there are a lot of things that can cause exterior wall paint to deteriorate and a whole range of technical terms to describe them. To walk you through a few of these issues, the reasons why they appear, and how to ensure they never reappear, we have produced this post that sheds some light on two of the most common exterior paint problems.

Alligatoring

Alligatoring sounds a lot more exciting than the effect it actually describes, but it is nonetheless an apt comparison. It’s named after the reptile skin-like impression due to the effect it leaves on your home’s exterior. It causes the exterior to crack haphazardly into deep grooves, in much the same pattern as you’d expect to see on an alligator’s back.

Usually, alligatoring is the result of two incompatible paints being applied over one another; a glossy or hard oil enamel directly over a latex-based paint for example. It can also occur when the second layer of paint is applied before the first one has had enough time to fully dry. Oil paints, in particular, are especially vulnerable to alligatoring. Over time, they gradually lose their elasticity, making them susceptible to fluctuations in temperature.

Efflorescence

Efflorescence is the chemical term for white, powdery salt deposits that materialise on a painted surface. When water gets into a surface, salts from the brick or concrete dissolve. When the water later evaporates, these salts reappear on the outside of the surface as crystalline deposits. The solution to this problem is simple: keep water out of your home’s walls.

The solution?

Alligatoring and efflorescence might seem like quite disparate issues, but their genesis can be ascribed to the same root problem: a lack of due diligence on the part of the person doing the painting. Either they didn’t use the right kind of paint or their method of application was incorrect.

Rather than shouldering this responsibility yourself, or hiring someone without a track record of success, you should instead turn to an experienced and reputable exterior wall coatings company to complete the job. With a skilled team adept at handling a range of exterior wall painting projects efficiently, All Weather Coating is just that. Get in touch today to organise a site visit.

An Alternative to On-going Maintenance

London Wall Coating Service in Loughton

 

Maintaining a flawless home exterior can be an extremely trying task. The weather ensures that demands on the homeowner are always precipitously high. Regular upkeep will remedy damage for a time, but it won’t stop it from returning. Without a more comprehensive solution, the spectre of damage will continue to haunt your home. All Weather Coating’s weatherproof coatings, backed by a 25-year guarantee, have been able to provide homeowners throughout London and its surrounding areas with a prolonged period of respite.  To walk you through the alternative to on-going maintenance, we have put together this post.

The problems

Every conceivable kind of weather can harm your home’s exterior. It doesn’t matter whether it’s sun, snow, sleet, ice, wind or rain; they’re all capable of inflicting damage. The UK experiences the full gamut of the elements, making it no surprise that UK homeowners suffer from an equally broad range of problems. There are, however, a few issues that stand out as being more commonplace than others: cracked render, penetrating damp, and of course, general wear and tear (which covers all fractures, scrapes, and scratches). Repairing cracked render, resolving a damp problem and rejuvenating a tired surface are well within All Weather Coating’s capabilities.

The process

All Weather Coating is uncompromising in its attention to detail. The meticulousness of their approach is encapsulated in the very first step of their application process – the survey stage. After liaising with a member of their team to arrange a site visit, a group will be dispatched to scrutinize your home’s exterior for flaws and vulnerabilities. With every scrape and scratch documented, their team of experts, further down the line, are able to carry out their repairs without running the risk of overlooking even a single blemish.

In its entirety, the All Weather Coating process is too large detail in this blog post, but to summarise; it involves a repair stage, a cleaning stage and a waterproofing stage followed by the application of the weatherproof coatings themselves. You can read about the whole process here.

The results

The difference in a property before and after a visit from All Weather Coating is startling. The transformative impact of the wall coating process is catalogued here. As well as curing any existing issues, the All Weather Coating process improves the exterior of your home’s durability. Going forward, it will be able to weather the elements and emerge unscathed, resigning the days of constantly working to keep your home’s exterior intact to history. The 25-year guarantee that accompanies the application of their exterior wall coatings is evidence of the strength of the company’s belief in the quality of their service and the materials they use.

Questions?

To organise a site visit, contact us by email or phone. Similarly, if you have any unresolved questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of All Weather Coating’s team will be more than happy to field any queries or concerns. Hopefully, we’ll be hearing from you shortly!