Things to consider that'll help rid the problems
When it comes to resolving problems that affect the overall integrity of buildings, we at Priority Preservations & Maintenance have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we can impart to you. If you're having trouble with perhaps a damp / mould problem that you need eradicating, or even wondering how to correctly coat a wall, then you have come to the right place for useful, professional insight and advice.
How to tackle the Problems - Tips from the experts
Why it can be a problem
How to fix a rising damp problem
Wall plaster will then be reinstated using the following specification:-
- To be 12mm thick, waterproofed with Priority Preservations waterproofer, to the gauging of water at the ratio of 10:1. 3 parts sharp washed sand BS No 882 and 1 partPortland cement.
- Use minimum water to ensure dense coat. As the rendering begins initial set, scratch for a mechanical key and apply floating coat.
- Before scratch coat has gone off, leave a 50mm channel between the renderings and any solid floor.
- To be 12mm thick. 4 parts by volume washed sharp sand BS No 882 and 1 part Portland cement – use minimum water to ensure dense coat.
- Leave a 50mm channel between render and solid floor.
- Once dry, a gypsum skim coat is applied to give a smooth finish.
What can you do to reduce condensation
1. Produce less moisture
- While cooking, always cover pans and don’t leave kettles boiling.
- Dry washing outside the property whenever you can.
- Don’t use portable gas bottles or paraffin (flueless) heaters as they create a lot of water vapour.
- Permanently vent your tumble drier to the outside of your home, using a suitable kit recommended by the manufacturer of the appliance.
2. Ventilate well to remove moisture
- When a room is in use, keep a small window and/or a trickle vent open.
- Ventilate bathrooms and kitchens.
- Keep bathroom and kitchen doors closed even if they have extractor fans.
- Ventilate cupboards and wardrobes (do not overfill wardrobes) let the air circulate freely inside. For the same reason, move wardrobes and beds 50mm away from the surrounding walls. If possible, locate wardrobes and beds against internal partition walls.
3. Insulate and heat your home
- Reduce the risk of condensation by keeping your home warm with insulation, draught-proofing and heating.
- A constant, low-level form of heating provides the most economical form of heat and reduces the likelihood of condensation.
Remedies for condensation
Ventilation is the key word for curing condensation. Priority Preservations & Maintenance offer an extensive range of vents and fans. From a trickle vent inserted through the window frame to a whole house PIV (positive input ventilation) unit we can assist.
Please call us and we can make an appointment for a site meeting to discuss your exact requirements
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