What is Lateral Damp?

What is Lateral Damp?

What is Lateral Damp? Lateral damp is when groundwater penetrates sideways into a property through cracks or porous building materials. It can affect any floor which is in contact with soil, but is most common in basements. Areas that have high water level – such as...
What Causes Lateral Damp?

What Causes Lateral Damp?

What Causes Lateral Damp? When soil presses against a wall that is cracked or made from porous materials, groundwater can seep through and saturate the wall, causing lateral damp. You’ve probably seen lateral damp on a small scale when a flower bed is attached to an...
What is Penetrating Damp?

What is Penetrating Damp?

What is Penetrating Damp? Penetrating damp is damp which has entered the property from the exterior or from leaking plumbing. This also known as water ingress. If water is entering a wall, floor or ceiling at a faster rate than it can dry out or drain, the structure...
What Causes Penetrating Damp?

What Causes Penetrating Damp?

What Causes Penetrating Damp? Do I have penetrating damp Penetrating damp is caused by water entering a wall, ceiling or floor from outside the building or from leaky plumbing. A wide variety of exterior defects can allow water ingress. Here are some of the most...